President Donald Trump on Monday urged Senate Republicans to take action on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and move forward with the confirmation process.
| AP Photo White House: Kavanaugh confirmation delayed until after GOP vote On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced that he will hold a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Monday evening, but it is unclear whether the move will result in a vote in the Senate for a full-Senate vote.
In a tweet, McConnell said that he would “consider taking action with respect to Brett Kavanaugh,” but did not specify what that action might be.
A McConnell spokeswoman later said the Republican leader was referring to an upcoming vote on Gorsuch.
McConnell’s move to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation comes as Republicans are working to avoid a vote against Gorsuch by the end of the month.
Trump on Friday said he will “not let a vote go by without a vote,” but his tweet also mentioned that he was “proud of the fact that we are working very hard on Brett Kavanaugh.”
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R, Texas, also urged senators to vote for Kavanaugh, but declined to name any names. “
If he doesn’t get confirmed, I’m not going to let a final vote be taken,” he said.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R, Texas, also urged senators to vote for Kavanaugh, but declined to name any names.
“I’ll do whatever I can,” Cornyn said.
“We’re not there yet.
We’re just trying to get him to confirm.
We’ll be working on that.”
The White House said Monday that Senate Republicans are “actively working on” confirming Gorsuch.
In addition to the Senate GOP’s delay, Trump’s tweets on Friday included this message: “I am proud of the efforts we have made on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and I’ll continue to fight for the nominee.”