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Washington Post editorial board urges senators to vote against Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Washington Post editorial board on Thursday urged the U.S. Senate to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — a move the publication has not made against a high court nominee since 1987. 

The details: The announcement comes ahead of a key procedural vote the Senate is set to cast Friday on Kavanaugh's nomination. The editorial board notes that Republicans have refused to properly vet Kavanaugh, including through the release of documents from his time serving in the George W. Bush White House. "The reason was not principled but political," it reads. The board also takes issue with Kavanaugh's "hyperpartisan rhetoric" against Democrats during last week's intense Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, and hoped the "FBI had been allowed to probe Kavanaugh’s credibility more fully."

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