At Issue: Sept. 30 - Fallout from Kavanaugh Hearings, DFL and GOP Chairs in Studio

September 30, 2018 06:00 PM

Fate of Brett Kavanaugh on Hold as FBI Launches Probe into Sexual Assault Allegations

The dramatic debate over the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will extend into later this week. This comes following passionate testimony from both Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who's accused him of a sexual assault while the two were in high school.

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Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both Ford and Kavanaugh Thursday. Then on Friday, senators passionately spoke about why they planned to vote either "yes" or "no" to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor. In a surprise twist, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said he would only approve Kavanaugh's nomination on the Senate floor if the FBI opened a limited investigation into the allegations. President Trump ordered the investigation Friday afternoon. The FBI is only expected to take about a week to investigate the claims.

Ken Martin, chair of the Minnesota DFL, and Jennifer Carnahan, chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, discussed the developments over Kavanaugh's nomination on At Issue with Tom Hauser. They also discussed the fallout from domestic abuse allegations against Keith Ellison, candidate for Minnesota attorney general and the House ethics investigation that Ellison has requested. 

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Amanda Theisen

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