The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting today and plans to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Several Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee walked out of the meeting.

Kamala Harris (Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), and Mazie Hirono — left after committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) began the hearing.

"This hearing is a sham and Dr. Ford and the American people deserve better," Harris wrote on Twitter following her departure.

Since then, only Blumenthal has returned to the hearing.  Ranking member Dianne Feinstein, who remained in the room, the told committee members she "hoped we would do better and show women that our country and our committee has in fact changed."

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy serves on the Judiciary Committee and he is expected to support Judge Kavanaugh.  The full Senate could vote on the Kavanaugh appointment this weekend. But others are still trying to find a way to delay the vote.

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