Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said on Friday that it is “outrageous” that Senate Republicans scheduled confirmations hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for the first week of September.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced on Friday that the Judiciary Committee will hold the confirmation hearings September 4-7.
Senators are scheduled to question Kavanaugh on September 5.
“Republicans just announced that they are scheduling a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starting on September 4,” Harris said.
Harris, the potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who sits on the Judiciary Committee, will likely use the confirmation hearing—and the huge national klieg lights that come with it—to elevate her profile with left-wing primary voters ahead of a potential presidential campaign.