Senate Democrats walked out of the Judiciary Committee hearing Friday morning in protest to Republicans setting a vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) set a committee vote on Kavanaugh for later in the afternoon after Democrats demanded that the committee issue a subpoena to Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge. 

Christine Blasey Ford has alleged Judge was in the bedroom at a Maryland house party in 1982 where Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Kavanaugh offered a vigorous denial of the accusations before the committee Thursday and the committee is expected to recommend his confirmation in a party-line vote. 


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After walking out of the hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Republicans are acting out of "raw power," withholding documents, not interviewing all witnesses and declining to conduct an FBI background check on Kavanaugh.

"It's been pushing and pushing and ramming this thing through because they have the power, as opposed to the integrity to say let the American people know what's about to happen. ... This is a failure of this body to do what it has always said it's about, which is be deliberative," said Harris.  

Laura Ingraham reacted on "America's Newsroom," arguing that the Democrats are trying to "whip up" their left-wing base into a "frenzy" over the Kavanaugh vote ahead of the midterm elections. 

"This is midterm politics. ... This is all about turning out their base, whipping up a frenzy in the country," she said, explaining no new facts or evidence was introduced at Thursday's hearing.

Ingraham said she believes most of the country understands Kavanaugh's "righteous indignation" at having to prove his innocence in the face of an uncorroborated allegation. 

Fox News contributor Marie Harf argued that independent female voters saw "rage" from Kavanaugh and someone who was "dismissive" of the process. 

"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier pointed out that Democrats could have revealed this allegation much sooner and had plenty of time to interview Judge and start an FBI probe. 

Watch the discussion above. 


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