18 Sep 2018

US Supreme Court nominee vote delayed after assault claim

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 18 September 2018

Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide have called for a delay in the vote on the nominee for the powerful Supreme Court. It follows an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s against President Donald Trump's pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford. Both say they are willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms Ford's lawyer Debra Katz told CNN that her client had no choice but to go public with the claims after her allegations against Mr Kavanaugh were leaked. Poltico's White House correspondent Josh Gerstein joins Kim Hill with the details.