The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is describing “frustration” over the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Democrats want to do a good job and are not trying to “create a disruption” by asking for more time to review Kavanaugh’s documents. She says they’re asking: “Majority, give us the time to do our work.”
Feinstein says the hearing Tuesday is taking place under unique circumstances. She says that the man who nominated Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump, faces serious legal problems. She mentions the indictments, guilty pleas and criminal convictions from the Russia investigation.
Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley shut down the Democrats’ request for a delay, vowing Kavanaugh’s hearings will be finished this week.
Shouting protesters opposed to Kavanaugh have repeatedly interrupted the hearing.