The first day of hearings will be dedicated to opening statements from senators.
He further touted the nominee as a mainstream judge with a record of "applying the law as it is written".
"My team has already reviewed every page of the over 4,800 pages of judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote, over 6,400 pages of opinions he joined, more than 125,000 pages of records produced from his White House legal service, and over 17,000 pages in response to the most comprehensive questionnaire ever submitted to a nominee", Grassley said. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say.
Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said continuing demands from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for millions of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure prior to being appointed to the federal bench, working for President George W. Bush, is a delaying tactic.
August 10: Senator Grassley announces that Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings will be held September 4-6, 2018.
"Judge Kavanaugh has been endorsed by leading figures on the right and the left".
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn criticized Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation in a statement. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
"This is not how the Senate should approve a nominee for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land", said Sen.
The Judiciary panel has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Kavanaugh's time as a White House lawyer and his work for Independent Counsel Ken Starr.
The chairman said the committee still expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of documents.
Leading Democrats in the Senate immediately questioned Republicans' motives for the timing of the confirmation hearing.
"Republicans" mad rush to hold this hearing after unilaterally deciding to block almost all of Judge Kavanaugh's records from public release is further evidence that they are hiding important information from the American people, and continues to raise the question, "What are they hiding?'" Schumer said in a statement. "Republican efforts to make this the least transparent, most secretive Supreme Court nomination in history continue".
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