Transcript for Kavanaugh hearing: Senate debates whether to disclose confidential documents
Let's go now to the contentious late night hearing for Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanagh another marathon session ended overnight after some Democrats took the dramatic step. Of volunteering to be expelled from the senate to disclose confidential documents that have announced past. But Republicans are slamming the move as a cheap stunt. Overnight Brett Cavanaugh had a smile on his face as he walked out of a closed door session with senators. Ending a grueling fourteen hour day of questions yeah. Turning to just call it. Jamie. The White House was quick to praise Kavanagh after his third day in the hot seat saying in a statement that Kavanagh demonstrated extraordinary temperament. Early in Thursday's session Democrats made a dramatic stand when senator Cory Booker appeared to flout senate rules. By releasing confidential emails from Kavanagh was years in the George W. Bush White House one dealing with racial profiling after 9/11 I. Openly invite. And accept the consequences. Of my team releasing that email right now other Democrats also stood with Booker currently in commie and two. Those Democrats face possible expulsion for breaking senate rules but Republicans claimed it was all a show because the documents had already been released. Rovers his way then came into focus when Democrats asked Kavanagh about an email from 2003. In which she wrote I'm not sure that all legal scholars refer to row as a settled law of the land that the Supreme Court level. Since court can always overrule its precedent Democrats demanded to know if that was a hint that Cavanaugh will help to overrule the landmark abortion decision. It was referring to the views of legal scholars and I think I'm I think my comment in the emails that might be overstating the position of legal scholars. Kevin also tried to clarify an answer about whether he had ever discussed special counsel Robert Muller's investigation of president trump. With anyone at a law firm founded by the president's personal lawyer and an at any inappropriate conversations about that investigation would anyone. But senator Kamal a Harris wasn't satisfied. Under oath. You gave no clear answer. But I'll ask you again. And for the last time yes or now have you ever been part of a conversation. With lawyers at the firm of castle it's Bentsen. Torres about special counsel Mahler or his investigation. The answers now. The hearing wraps up today with testimony from legal experts and witnesses speaking on Kavanagh is behalf. Republicans are expected to confirm him in time for the supreme court's new term October 1.
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