Kavanaugh Nomination Moves to Full Senate, DC Principal Placed on Leave

Judiciary Committee Moves Kavanaugh Nomination To Full Senate

(Washington, DC) — The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is headed to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. The Republican-led Judiciary Committee approved Kavanaugh this afternoon. The party-line vote was 11-10. A Senate confirmation vote could happen early next week. However, Arizona Republican Jeff Flake and committee Democrats are asking for a one-week delay in the confirmation vote so the FBI can fully investigate allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. The federal judge has strongly denied the allegations.

President Trump Comments On Prospect Of Delayed Floor Vote For Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC) — President Trump is indicating that he’ll have a hands-off approach to a call for an FBI investigation before a final vote on U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh. In today’s Judiciary Committee vote, Republican Senator Jeff Flake remarked that he wanted an investigation before the final vote. When Trump was asked about it, he remarked that he’ll “let the Senate handle that.”

DC Principal Placed On Leave Amid Lawsuit For Mocking Student’s Sexual Assault Claims

(Washington, DC) — A DC principal who is facing a lawsuit for allegedly mocking a student who had reported a sexual assault is now on leave. The Washington Post reports that Roosevelt High School Principal Aqueelha James and the DC government are being sued on claims the principal failed to adequately investigate the sexual assault allegations and that she defamed the girl. James was caught on tape in June of 2017 mocking the girl’s clothes and saying she plans to “embarrass” her by casting doubt on her credibility with police. The Post reports that on Thursday James was placed on administrative leave amid growing calls for the principal’s ouster.

MVA Branches And Emissions Stations Closed Saturday

(Glen Burnie, MD) — If you need to complete your vehicle’s emissions test or have to take care of some business at the MVA before October 1st, you better get it done today. That’s because all MVA branch offices and vehicle emissions testing stations will be closed tomorrow and won’t reopen until Monday. IT guys will be performing computer system upgrades designed to enhance customer service. Some transactions can be handled online starting at noon tomorrow and the MVA’s ten self-service kiosks will be in operation during the closure.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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