Senate panel backs Kavanaugh amid turmoil – BBC News


A Senate panel votes 11-10 to advance Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor
But there is confusion over whether the approval hinged on a promise of an FBI investigation
It comes a day after dramatic testimony by Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault
If Kavanaugh clears the judiciary committee today, a vote by the full chamber could be held early next week
Republicans have a majority of 51-49, but the outcome is uncertain as a number of key senators have not declared how they’ll vote

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