According to a new report, Democrats do not plan to participate in a phone call with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday afternoon.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy reported that Kavanaugh will speak to Senate Judiciary staffers at 5:30 p.m. on Monday to address allegations of sexual assault against him. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago when both parties were in high school.
“Brett Kavanaugh will speak at 5:30 p.m. to judiciary committee staffers with new questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, per a source familiar with the confirmation process,” Doocy wrote on Twitter.
Democrats, who have called for the Senate to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in light of the allegations, are not planning to join in on the call.
“None of the Democratic members of the committee plan to participate, per statement,” Doocy said.
“A staff-only phone call behind closed doors is unacceptable & Dem staff will not participate,” the Senate Judiciary Democrats’ statement reads, per Fox’s Chad Pergram. “This isn’t how things should be done and is in complete violation of how this committee has worked.”