The vote in the US Senate for the appointment of controversial Brett Kavanaugh as the new judge for the US Supreme Court could already take place on Saturday.
Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell wrote on Wednesday (local time) on Twitter that he had filed an application to end the Senate debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination. On Friday should be voted on whether the debate should be ended. The members have enough time to check the additional material and to be informed about it.
Thus, the Senate, if he voted for an end to the debate, the desired candidate of US President Donald Trump on Saturday as new judge in the US Supreme Court confirm. Against Kavanough, the FBI investigates allegations of abuse, this investigation should be completed after media reports on Wednesday. So far, three women accuse him of sexual assault and attempted rape during high school and study time in the 1980s. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.
Democrats Dianne Feinstein, among others, had demanded that the current FBI investigations should be indefinite, that all witnesses should be heard and that all allegations should be investigated. The majority of Trump’s Republicans in the Senate are in short supply, so that each own vote is needed if the opposition Democrats vote closed.