Key US se­na­tors back em­bat­tled Ka­vanaugh

Panay News - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON – Brett Ka­vanaugh’s Supreme Court seat looks all but con­firmed af­ter he won the back­ing of key se­na­tors de­spite an FBI in­ves­ti­ga­tion into sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions.

Repub­li­can Sen. Su­san Collins and Joe Manchin, a Demo­crat, both in­di­cated their back­ing for the judge on Fri­day.

K av an aug h’ s con­fir­ma­tion would tilt Amer­ica’s high­est court in fa­vor of con­ser­va­tives.

The court has the fi­nal say on is­sues such as abor­tion and gun con­trol.

A fi­nal vote on whether Judge Ka­vanaugh will join the nine-mem­ber panel is sched­uled for Sat­ur­day. If con­firmed, the po­si­tion is for life.

Hours be­fore the un­de­cided se­na­tors in­di­cated their back­ing, the US Se­nate nar­rowly ad­vanced Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s nom­i­nee to a fi­nal vote by vot­ing to strictly limit de­bate on the is­sue. (

REUTERS

Brett Ka­vanaugh’s con­fir­ma­tion process has been one of the most con­tentious for years.

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