Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the Senate “will hold an up-or-down vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, amid a committee investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee,” The Hill reports.
Said McConnell: “I want to make it perfectly clear: Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down on the Senate floor. This fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in the Senate in the near future.”
“He declined, after his floor speech, to say if Republicans would try to vote on Kavanaugh before Oct. 1—the previous timeline for when leadership wanted to get him confirmed.”