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"The only reason they're doing that is they're trying to catch up," Trump said of Democrats.
Chuck Grassley suggested Chief Justice John Roberts was silent when Obama took what he interpreted as a verbal jab at Justice Samuel Alito in 2010.
"The Finance Committee will be in good hands with Senator Grassley at the helm," Sen. Orrin Hatch said in a statement.
"I don’t take lightly making a referral of this nature, but ignoring this behavior will just invite more of it in the future," Sen. Grassley said.
"I've never campaigned against a colleague in my life. That's about to change," Graham said.
After Kavanaugh scandal, Democrats cut a deal to confirm more Trump judicial nominations so they can go home to campaign
The deal allows Senate Democrats facing tough reelections to go back to their home states to hit the campaign trail during the final stretch of the 2018 midterms.
"So apparently somebody along the way decided that this was going to be a media circus, and they wanted to launch it at exactly the right time," Sen. Mike Lee said. "That’s disgusting."
President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate, tasked with the confirmation process, has 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats. Republicans will need a minimum of 50 votes, so that Vice President Mike Pence can cast a tiebreaker.
Senators are at each other’s throats over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and some fear there could be lasting damage
Republicans and Democrats are fighting back and forth in the Senate over the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. "I'm sure we'll get over it," Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said. "But it was not a helpful thing the way this has been handled."
Mitch McConnell rails against Kavanaugh protesters in the Capitol: ‘There is no chance in the world they’re going to scare us out of doing...
"I don't care how many members they chase, how many people they harass here in the halls," McConnell said. "I want to make one thing perfectly clear: we will not be intimidated by these people."