This Thursday, you can tune in live to follow along in the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
More or less, a Senate hearing is usually a mundane affair. Though Thursday’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford promises to be anything but.
Still, exactly how the hearing will play out continues to be negotiated.
As of Wednesday morning, both Kavanaugh and Ford were still scheduled to testify on Thursday, a decision capped off after a weekend of intense negotiations between Ford’s lawyers and staffers on the Senate Judiciary committee.
Democratic lawmakers are still lamenting over the fact that no other witnesses will testify at the hearing.
In particular, they are incensed that Republicans have not subpoenaed Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend from high school who Ford alleges was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her.
“To me a central question is why is Mark Judge not testifying?” Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, told reporters on Monday. “There is a whole lot of things in the high school activities … that raises a lot of questions about their activities, their social activities, their drinking in high school.”
And of course, there is the question of what happens after the hearing, and whether it will ultimately make any difference at all.
Senators won’t have long to deliberate on the testimonies: the committee has scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation for 9:30 a.m. Friday.
YOU CAN LISTEN LIVE TO THE HEARING ON THURSDAY, STARTING AT 10 AM EST, BY
Then, tune into NewsRadio 610WIOD at 7 PM EST for an instant special recapping the day's and trial's events. The recap special will also include sound from the morning's hearing and reaction from people in the legal community with ties to Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford.
Tune in at 7 PM here: