Republicans in the U.S. Senate have introduced a resolution demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The motion, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and co-sponsored by the Judiciary Committee, calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel and asks the panel to hold hearings on allegations of misconduct by Kavanaugh, who is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
“We’re not going to move on from the hearings,” said McConnell, a Senate Judiciary member.
“We’ve seen these hearings go on for so long, and we want to see justice done.”
The Senate Judiciary panel has already been under pressure to recuse itself from the case as the Senate is under Republican control.
The panel is chaired by Republican Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.
The move comes a week after the committee announced it would not hold hearings for the Kavanaugh nomination.