Kavanugh investigation wraps up, procedural vote set for Friday morning

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Senators took a first look at the FBI’s expanded background check on Kavanugh this week.

A key vote is expected Friday morning on his nomination.

Dr. Marc Clauson, Professor of History and Law at Cedarville University, joined 2 NEWS Thursday to discuss the situation.

Friday’s scheduled procedural vote could potentially move Kavanaugh’s full Senate confirmation vote to the floor on Saturday.

Dr. Clauson does not expect many roadblocks for Kavanaugh in the procedural vote.

“Republicans all seem to be on board, I don’t even think Murkowski is going to make a real fuss over this. They seem to be satisfied that there’s no further corroborating evidence to support the accusations. It doesn’t mean they’re all completely comfortable, but I think they see their way forward now,” he said, going on to say that not only will Republicans push their votes through, but they may even pick up a Democratic vote.

Many have been critical of the FBI investigation, saying that it was too limited and that not enough time was allowed for a proper probe.

“Republicans on all sides were pushing for a quick investigation, and when you do that,  you’re not going to get quite as thorough of an investigation. But they did stick to the most important witnesses, I believe, and the ones that were left out were likely considered to be the fringe people who really wouldn’t have changed things at all,” says Dr. Clauson.

The Senate’s procedural vote is set to happen at 10:30 am on Friday.

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