Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation on Hold for FBI Investigation

Abigail Lee, Staff Writer

The Kavanaugh senate confirmation vote has been put on hold as of Saturday September 29th, by an FBI investigation of the allegations of sexual assault have risen from Christine Blasey Ford and two other women. President Trump tweeted on September 30th, writing, “Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the ‘time’ and ‘scope’ of FBI looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough. Hello! For them, it will never be enough – stay tuned and watch!” This investigation has been holding back the official vote on Brett Kavanaugh, and will continue for approximately a week.

Currently, there are only five undecided senators for the Kavanaugh decision. Republican senators Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Arizona), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and democrat senators, Hedi Heitkamp (North Dakota), and Joe Manchin III (West Virginia). Here in Washington State, both state senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, have both chosen to oppose the Kavanaugh nomination.

An update may come early or soon this week. Until then, today the Supreme Court will start their first day of their nine month term, with four conservative justices: John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito. And four liberal justices; Ruth Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer. An evenly split supreme court leaves senate’s decision for Kavanagh one that may leave a lasting change on our generation.