Supreme Court confirmation hearings grow contentious, sides argue over procedure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KBTX) - Brett Kavanaugh will likely become the next justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, says Texas A&M Department of Political Science professor Paul Kellstedt, but not before days of contentious hearings by the U.S. Senate.

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"Because now Kavanaugh only needs 51 votes to be confirmed, instead of 60, it gives the Senators more reason and opportunity to be very political in the hearings," said Kellstedt.

Several Senate Democrats also called for the hearings to be adjourned and postponed.

"With Kavanaugh, there is a large paper trial," said Kellstedt. "And the Senators only received a large portion of it last night, so they say they need time to look through these thousands of pages to prepare."

For more from Kellstedt, see the video player above.