The day after the emotionally draining testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote today on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Shortly after starting, several Democrats refused to answer and went silent. Then several Democrats and staff members got up and walked out of the hearing in protest.
According to ABC News, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Patrick Leahy of Vermont all got up and walked out as Chairman Grassley began the meeting.
See video as Democrat Senators and their staff walk out Friday morning.
The protest didn’t last long as the Senate members rejoined their colleagues shortly after walking out.
Watch here live as Friday’s hearings unfold.
This vote is going to be close. There are 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the Senate Judicial Committee. If any Republican flips and sides with the Democrats, it could spell disaster for Trump’s nominee.
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