Schumer Shuts Down Kavanaugh Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be cut short Wednesday after Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blocked Republican efforts to keep questioning the nominee until late in the day.

Schumer objected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for the committee to continue meeting after 2 p.m., meaning the Supreme Court confirmation hearings could extend into next week.