Democrats question Kavanaugh’s credibility, temperament

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a switch in tactics, Democrats are raising new questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s truthfulness when he testified to Congress last week.

The Senate’s Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, says Kavanaugh seems willing to mislead senators about matters big and small to ensure his confirmation. He says there is mounting evidence that the appeals court judge isn’t credible.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging that senators will begin voting on Kavanaugh’s nomination this week, and criticized what he called “endless delay and obstruction.”

Democrats have seized on Kavanaugh’s indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court.

Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women.

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