Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) refused to deny a concerted Democratic effort to deploy “delay tactics” during an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Wednesday.
Bolduan pressed the Senator from Oregon about the recent comments from Democrats concerning past FBI checks into Kavanaugh.
“Can you say when it comes to this new suggestion from Democrats tonight about the past background checks, can you say to me with 100% confidence that this late move is not a delay tactic?” Bolduan asked.
“I can’t comment on that,” Wyden replied.
Bolduan pressed Wyden on his refusal to answer her question directly. “There was a new allegation that came forward and another hearing on that and now because of that, there’s a new investigation. If there was a problem that Democrats were aware of before even the first hearing on Brett Kavanaugh, in these past background checks, why wasn’t it addressed at the time?” she asked.
“I’m not familiar with the past background checks, but I can tell you what I saw last week,” the Senator vaguely replied in conclusion.
The White House is expected to receive a report from the FBI concerning its investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s background, with Republican leadership vowing to hold a vote on his confirmation sometime this week.