The judge who is in the middle of an ethics probe over sexual misconduct allegations against him will soon take a position in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The panel has not yet announced its position on Kavanaugh’s nomination, but it is expected to announce soon.
It will be a rare time for Kavanaugh to take on a seat on the committee, given that it is in committee deliberations over his nomination to become the nation’s top judge.
During the hearing, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked for a copy of the ethics report filed by the Ethics and Public Integrity Unit, which was commissioned by Sen. Jeff Flake (R.I.), the committee’s ranking Republican.
That report said the former judge and his former law firm, Jones Day, engaged in sexual misconduct.
Grassley and other senators called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the conduct, as the panel did with two other Republican senators who were also accused of misconduct by the office of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).