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Democrats Attempt to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

2018-09-04 19:19
RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington, D.C. - 4 September 2018 1. Shots of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walks into hearing followed by family members 2. UPSOUND: (English) Sen. Chuck Grassley, Judiciary Committee Chairman: "Morning. I welcome everyone to this confirmation hearing..." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) California: "Mr. Chairman, I'd like to be recognized to ask a question before we proceed. The committee received just last night, less than 15 hours ago, 42-thousand pages of documents that we have not had an opportunity to review or read or analyze. (Sen.Grassley: You are out of order, I will proceed.) We cannot possibly move forward, Mr. Chairman. We have not been given an opportunity to have a meaningful hearing on this nominee. (Sen. Grassley continues speaking over Sen. Harris) 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Minnesota: "Mr. Chairman, I agree with my colleague, Senator Harris. Mr. Chairman, we received 42-thousand documents that we haven't been able to review last night and we believe this hearing should be postponed." (Sen. Grassley continues talking) 5. Brett Kavanaugh sitting in hearing while exchange occurs 6. SOUNDBITE: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D) Connecticut: "Mr. Chairman, if we cannot be recognized, I move to adjourn. (applause) Mr. Chairman, we have been denied, we have been denied real access to the documents we need to advise and consent which turns this hearing into a charade and a mockery of our norms. And Mr. Chairman, I therefore move to adjourn this hearing." (Protesters yelling in back of room) 7. Wide shot of hearing as protesters shout, pan over to protester being escorted out of hearing room STORYLINE: Democrats are calling for a delay in the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, objecting to the late release of documents the evening before. Sen. Kamala Harris of California began a round of Democratic objections as Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley tried to open the hearings Tuesday morning. Harris said that Democrats received approximately 40,000 documents that they have not had time to review. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut also objected, as did Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. Protesters are also interrupting the hearing. One shouted, "an illegitimate president cannot make a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court."