Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Supreme Cour

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Supreme Cour

"As I've continued to say, one of the most important jobs of any USA senator is to fully vet any nominee to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in our land", Heitkamp said in a statement. "There's no chance in hell Mitch McConnell holds this vote after the election".

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress may hope to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court before November's midterm elections. "If these documents coming from the archives and from George W. Bush's presidential library and other things get up here soon", the sooner the hearing can start, he said.

Hatch said he's "sick and tired" of the partisanship and that Kavanaugh would ultimately be confirmed.

The National Archives letter arrived amid a larger fight over how many documents from Kavanaugh's past the committee should review before a confirmation vote.

However, not all Democrats were beholden to the boycott - Sen.

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The aide said Democrats will use the one-on-one meetings with President TrumpDonald John TrumpEric Trump: Entire family has received "white powder" in the mail Manafort bookkeeper: He approved "every penny" on personal bills Outsider businessman wins Tennessee GOP governor's primary MORE's pick to press him on documents tied to his work in the George W. Bush White House, including his three years as staff secretary, and "question him about their contents".

Grassley says he will not ask the National Archives to release the documents from Kavanaugh's time as White House staff secretary because they are too sensitive. In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, David Singh Grewal and others maintain that "t$3 here is no liberal case for Kavanaugh", arguing that "the debate over [his] confirmation [should] focus on the issues, not on the pedigree or manners of a judge who, as a justice, will nearly surely work to undermine decades of settled judicial precedent in a way no liberal should be willing to condone". Kavanaugh was nominated July 9. A person familiar with the process said that parallel review will be completed by mid-August. "We don't know what they've held back, or why". The aide noted that a separate document review being conducted by a group of Bush lawyers had already given 125,000 documents relating to Kavanaugh's record to the committee on Thursday.

Republicans have been hesitant to request those records, however, and have accused Democrats of engaging in stalling tactics.

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Sen.

"I have told my caucus that I'm waiting, and I think a lot of them are following me", Schumer told The New York Times last month. Chris Coons of DE said at a hearing Wednesday that the Senate should receive even more documents than what Grassley had requested.

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