McConnell questioning the timing followed by Schumer pushing the new Democratic line: This should be investigated by the FBI, not the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republicans can’t be trusted to probe this matter impartially since they’ve already said they believe Kavanaugh, Schumer notes — just minutes after stressing that he believes Kavanaugh’s accuser.
Demanding an FBI investigation is, of course, a demand for more time, in the hope that either more women will come forward or that the public will sour on Kavanaugh sufficiently that Collins and Murkowski will get cold feet.
Watch McConnell today on the Senate Floor
.@Senatemajldr: "But now, now, at the 11th hour, with committee votes on schedule, after Democrats have spent weeks and weeks searching for any possible reason that the nomination should be delayed, now, now they choose to reveal this allegation."#Kavanaugh #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/p9V3OVOSjO— CSPAN (@cspan) September 17, 2018