“It’s time to put this embarrassing spectacle behind us,” McConnell said.

The FBI wrapped up a six-day investigation into multiple allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh tonight, and senators will have a chance to view it starting at 8am tomorrow. The investigation notably didn’t include interviews with Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who first came forward against Kavanaugh, or several others who have publicly disputed what he said during his Senate testimony on Sept. 27.

“An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony—cannot be called an investigation,” Ford’s attorneys said in a statement. “We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth.”

The White House called the investigation “the most comprehensive review of a Supreme Court nominee in history” and said it was “fully confident” Kavanaugh would be confirmed.

There will be “plenty of time” for senators to review the FBI report, McConnell said.

In a Sept. 21 speech to a conservative group, McConnell promised to “plow right through” any opposition to the DC appeals court judge, who has been renounced by the National Council of Churches and hundreds of law professors for his demeanor during his Senate testimony.

This article has been updated with comment from Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers. It has also been corrected to reflect that the cloture vote threshold has been lowered from 60 to 51 in recent years. 

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