The Senate Judiciary Committee “will not vote Tuesday on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, GOP aides said today,” Hotline On Call reports.
GOP senators will use the ability of any committee member under the panel’s rules to put off a vote for one week, several aides said. They said committee GOPers want more time to review the nomination. Kagan returned written answers to questions for the record submitted by senators on Friday. "The committee will need time to review her responses" said a GOP staffer.
The vote on Kagan cannot be delayed again, meaning the panel will likely advance her nomination on July 20. Senate Dems would then have until Aug. 6 to meet their goal of confirming her before the Aug. recess.
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