NEW YORK (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearing testimony Tuesday about a sexual harassment lawsuit against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Judiciary Committee said Thursday that the Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination.
Democrats said they would oppose the nomination and the Senate Judiciary panel said they were “confident” Kavanaugh will be confirmed.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually harassing a former student at a New Jersey university in the 1990s.
He is also accused of inappropriately touching and kissing women in different meetings and on several occasions when they were alone.
He denies the allegations and the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary committee is investigating the matter.
Kavanaugh, 63, has said he is innocent and is ready to testify.
The Senate is set to hold a confirmation hearing next week for Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice.
The confirmation hearing will be held before Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dianne Emiel FeinsteinDems hold edge in Senate race in 2020 California Democratic Senate candidate recalls Kavanaugh allegations Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill Dems push back on Kavanaugh nomination MORE (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Judiciary panel.
Democrats have demanded that Republicans change the rules to allow the confirmation hearing to be held behind closed doors and that they stop using procedural votes to end debate and proceed to vote.
Feinstein, who has not yet endorsed Kavanaugh, has indicated she will support his confirmation.