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Senate panel backs Kavanaugh, but ….

U.S. CAPITOL building, the seat of Congress, in Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia photo).

On a party-line vote, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Friday to send the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate.

All 11 Republicans voted in favor and all 10 Democrats were opposed.

The vote came the day after emotional testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who said he had sexually assaulted her in 1982, and from the nominee, who denied any such action.

During questioning, each said they were “100 percent certain” of their version of events.

According to the Associated Press, consideration by the full Senate may be delayed by a week because of a demand by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), who wanted an FBI investigation of the charges against Kavanaugh.

The Republicans hold a 51-49 edge in the Senate. If Flake were to oppose the nomination in the full vote, a tie could be settled by Vice President Mike Pence.

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