WORLD US Senate panel sets 1:30 pm vote on Kavanaugh

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US Senate panel sets 1:30 pm vote on Kavanaugh

AP

22:49, September 28, 2018

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote at 1:30 pm on whether to recommend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

The chairman, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, announced the vote as the committee began its meeting.

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US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa chairs a meeting of the committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: AP)

Kavanaugh has just picked up a key vote of support from a committee Republican, Arizona's Jeff Flake.

Republicans have slim 11-10 majority on the committee. With Flake's support, Kavanaugh's nomination is expected to clear the committee and go to the full Senate.

The US Senate could begin taking procedural votes over the weekend ahead of a final confirmation vote early next week.

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