Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on September 4

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced Friday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who has promised to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, said in a statement that Republicans were in a "mad rush" to hold hearings after deciding to block almost all of Kavanaugh's records from public release.

Grassley said Friday there's "plenty of time" to review the documents but added it's time for Americans "to hear directly" from Kavanaugh.

The hearings for President Trump's pick to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy will be held September 4 to 7, according to a notice sent to Senate Republican offices Friday and obtained by the Washington Post, although the committee noted that the hearing could be three or four days. Collins. It's time she put country before party and announce a "no" vote on Kavanaugh.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Senate has reviewed more documents than for any other high court nominee in history. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn criticized Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation in a statement.

The memo, tucked toward the end of almost 10,000 pages released Friday, provides greater insight into Kavanaugh's views on executive power that are expected to feature prominently in his Senate confirmation hearings. Find us on Facebook too!

"Republicans" mad rush to hold this hearing after unilaterally deciding to block almost all of Judge Kavanaugh's records from public release is further evidence that they are hiding important information from the American people, and continues to raise the question, "What are they hiding?'" Schumer said in a statement.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday did begin releasing a small slice of documents related to Kavanaugh's work in the early 2000s for Bush, including the administration's response to the September 11 attacks.

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, last month. Kavanaugh spent over five years in the White House under President George W. Bush, first as White House Counsel and then as Staff Secretary, and has more than 4 million documents in his record from that time. Grassley's aides have said they expect to release more of those papers on a rolling basis. He has a record of judicial independence and applying the law as it is written. "Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view".

Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to rush the confirmation process. Grassley scheduled the hearings before Kavanaugh's records have been released.

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