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Schumer Announces Plans To Meet With Kavanaugh

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on the Hill Thursday he plans on meeting with Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh “next week.”

The news comes hours after Schumer said Democrats would sue the National Archives for Kavanaugh’s records if their Freedom Of Information Act request does not work out. Schumer says he plans on meeting with Kavanaugh to ask him about releasing documents related to his work as a judge and as a staff secretary to former President George W. Bush.

Democrats avoided meeting with Kavanaugh since he was appointed by President Donald Trump on July 9, and are running low on time to meet with him, as he is scheduled for a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 4.

The fight from Democrats is a concern for many within the Republican party, but only insofar as it obstructs business in the upper chamber. The seemingly unanimous view from Republicans is that Kavanaugh will make it through, likely with the help of some red-state Democrats. (RELATED: Senate Looks Poised To Confirm Kavanaugh)

Schumer’s office did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation when asked about a specific date for the meeting or about what other issues would be discussed between the two.

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