If you’re like us, or our friends, or any of the people we follow on Twitter, you were glued to your TV for the past two days watching the Kavanaugh Hearings. After serious sexual assault allegations were brought against Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, pressure mounted on the Republicans to investigate those allegations before proceeding with his nomination. The result was inviting the accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, to testify about her allegations against Kavanaugh, and it was incredibly compelling and emotional testimony that gripped the nation. As the country watched, women called into C-SPAN, sharing their own sexual assault experiences. Kavanaugh’s testimony was even more dramatic, (arguably belligerent), but there was no sympathetic consensus on his performance. Following both testimonies, Republicans (who have a Senate majority) were poised to ram the nomination through amid Democratic protests demanding an FBI investigation. After two women directly confronted Republican Jeff Flake on an elevator following his announced intent to vote Kavanaugh out of committee, Senator Flake seems to have worked out a compromise with a one-week delay on the floor vote to allow for the FBI to conduct a limited inquiry. However, it’s not up to Flake or any of the Democrats he made a verbal agreement with, the vote is now in the hands of Mitch McConnell. We, like you, are waiting to see if this FBI investigation materializes.

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