Washington, Sep 29: Amidst discussions over a possible FBI inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct, the US Senate committee has voted to approve Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court.
The vote came as a key Republican senator said he wanted a week's delay in confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh to allow this to happen, BBC said on its website. However, Jeff Flake supported the vote to pass the nomination from the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate.
The final vote was 11-10 in favour. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor of psychology in California, who says Judge Kavanaugh - nominated to the court by President Donald Trump - sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s. UNI