Brett Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2018 12:59 IST

Washington D.C [U.S.A], Sept 28 (ANI): The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to cast their votes as scheduled for Friday on whether to elevate President Donald Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh currently serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, whose promotion had been put on hold after a series of sexual assault allegations slapped on him, the CNN reported.   

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleged Kavanaugh of sexual assault, stated in the Senate that he, in an inebriated state in 1982, attacked her and tried to undress her at a gathering of teenagers in Maryland, when he was 17-year-old and she 15. 

In his prepared testimony, Kavanaugh had "unequivocally and categorically" denied the allegations levelled against him, as well as "other false and uncorroborated accusations" by his other accusers.

"Sexual assault is horrific. It is morally wrong. It is illegal. It is contrary to my religious faith. And it contradicts the core promise of this nation that all people are created equal and entitled to be treated with dignity and respect," Kavanaugh responded.

On July 10, US President Donald Trump picked up Kavanaugh as his nominee for the US Supreme Court.

If given the approval, the 53-year-old judge will replace long-serving conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement at the age of 81 on June 27 this year.

Reportedly, other candidates who were nominated by Trump for this post are fellow federal appellate judges Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.(ANI)