Affirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh will start on Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley introduced in a press release on Friday.
Opening statements by committee members will happen on Sept. 4, and the questioning of Kavanaugh will begin the next day, the committee assertion mentioned. The hearings are anticipated to final three or 4 days.
Republican President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, on July 9 to exchange retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Earlier than he can assume the lifetime job on the nine-member court docket, the Republican-controlled Senate should vote to verify him.