Jules Witcover

Witcover: Last-minute reprieve in the Senate Judiciary Committee

Witcover: Last-minute reprieve in the Senate Judiciary Committee

Opponents of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now have a week to have the FBI investigate the sexual assault allegations against him, thanks in part to the growing strength of the #MeToo movement of women decrying sexual assault and harassment. It has Republicans thinking more than ever about its impact in the approaching midterm elections.

The decision will enable efforts to secure testimony from a purported eyewitness to the attack on Christine Blasey Ford named Mark Judge, who she says was an accomplice in the assault on her when they were teenagers.

The delay on confirmation recalls the rush to judgment 27 years ago when the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed...

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