Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests

Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests

Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests

But earlier Thursday, he declined to set a date for beginning confirmation hearings, only saying he hoped to start "sometime in September".

Republicans have protested that the number of documents is more than the number requested for the previous five Supreme Court nominees combined. He instead speculated that the Archives would be able to meet Grassley's request over a prolonged stretch, writing that "we can complete our review of the textual records and the subset of White House Counsel Office emails "from" Kavanaugh (approximately 49,000 emails) - totaling roughly 300,000 pages - by approximately August 20, 2018, and now expect to be able to complete the remaining 600,000 pages by the end of October 2018, all of which would then be followed by notification to the PRA representatives".

Many Democratic senators have refused to meet with Judge Kavanaugh until nearly a million pages of documents related to his time working for the Bush administration are released.

Tillis says the Democratic senators most vocal about having the documents released, like Sens.

Republicans are calling Democrats' request for more documents a delay tactic, but the letter from the National Archives shows that Kavanaugh's confirmation may be delayed even without Democratic action.

Democrats wrote to the National Archives requesting a broad set of the documents, using a letter with almost the same language that was sent by both parties in 2010 seeking documentation about Obama's nominee Elena Kagan. "What more do they need to know to vote no?"

It takes a lot to get Sen.

"I have told my caucus that I'm waiting, and I think majority are following me", Schumer told The New York Times last month.

Although Kavanaugh hasdeveloped a lengthy historyof supporting executive power and trying to protect presidents from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while they are in office, he arguedduring the Starr phase of his career that a president could be impeached for lying to his staff and misleading the public. Committee Democrats did not sign on to the letter, and then sent their own request July 31 asking for records for Kavanaugh's work as staff secretary. She indicated she won't make a decision before his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as part of what she called a "thorough and exhaustive review".

"If you were to stack up all these pages, it'd be taller than Big Ben, taller than the Statue of Liberty, taller than the US Capitol", Tillis pointed out.

"The fact of the matter is that Judge Kavanaugh is going to sit on the United States Supreme Court when we're through", Hatch added.

"I'm exhausted of partisanship and frankly, we didn't treat their candidates for these positions the way they're treating ours", Sen.

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