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GOP Sen. Rounds: 'I Don't Think There's Any Reason Not To Proceed' With Kavanaugh Vote

Thursday's testimony by the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford was "enlightening," Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, but didn't contain "additional facts that would have to have an additional delay."

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Friday, after Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake asked for a vote by the full Senate to be delayed by one week in order to ask for an FBI investigation “limited in time and scope” to further look into sexual assault allegations against the nominee.

Prior to the committee’s vote, Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson spoke with Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), who is not on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about his reaction to Thursday’s testimony by Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

“I don’t think there’s any reason not to proceed,” Rounds says. “And I think [Thursday’s] discussions were very good, and I think they were enlightening. But I don’t think that they brought out additional facts that

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