Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Sasse, McConnell

Wrap Up

Tomorrow -

  • The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Note: on Wednesday, October 3, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

Senator Sasse: (9:16 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "I'm not here to talk about how fundamentally broken the Senate Judiciary Committee is or how absurd it is to think the problems in our committee structures are going to be solved by preening and grandstanding senators looking for soundbites. I'm here to talk about the false choice that is being repeated hour after hour after hour on television that this confirmation vote about one vacant see on the Supreme Court, in that vote we are somehow going to be making a giant binary choice about whether we do or don't care about women. That is not true. That is not what we're doing this weekend."

 

Senator McConnell: (9:51 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "So, Mr. President, this evening, the Senate will receive the results of the F.B.I. supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh, seventh time the F.B.I. - the seventh time the F.B.I. has looked into Judge Kavanaugh's background, and this information comes on top of what has already been one of the most thorough and most exhaustive senate reviews of any Supreme Court nominee in the entire history of our country. Five days of public hearings, 65 private meetings with senators, more than 1,200 responses to written questions from members, more than 500,000 pages of documents were reviewed, the most produced for any Supreme Court nomination in our history."