With a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination set for September 20, new potentially damning information has recently been reported to the FBI by Senate Democrats. The information was reported on Thursday, calling to delay the vote.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California alerted the FBI of a letter regarding a decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh. It contains information of possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and an unidentified woman when they were in high school. The nature of the allegations were not immediately known, and the person who wrote the letter requested confidentiality.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley still intends to hold the committee vote on September 20. If confirmed by the committee, Kavanaugh's nomination will be put to a vote by the rest of the Senate.
Kavanaugh was tapped by President Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who served as a crucial swing vote for decades, siding with the left on such issues as gay rights and abortion. During his recent Judiciary Committee questioning, Kavanaugh skirted around questions of his stance on LGBTQ issues. If confirmed, he would significantly tilt the court to the right.