September 28, 2018 / 6:11 PM / 18 days ago

Panel sends Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh's nomination to full Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to send the nomination of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate for consideration, with one hold-out Republican calling for an FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against the nominee before a final vote is held.

The panel moved the federal judge’s nomination to the full Senate on a party-line vote of 11-10, with all Republicans in support, and all Democrats opposed.

The concerns expressed by Republican Senator Jeff Flake could imperil the nomination if an FBI investigation is not launched.

Reporting by Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by David Alexander

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