New Jersey lawmakers have called off their vote for Brett Kavanaugh after his Senate confirmation hearing.
Senators voted down a resolution Wednesday that would have approved Kavanaugh’s nomination, citing concerns about the Supreme Court nominee’s temperament.
Ahead of the vote, Democrats said they would not support Kavanaugh in the November election.
The senators have been outspoken on issues such as immigration and sexual assault.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been working on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, were unable to be reached for comment.
Democrats are seeking to hold up Kavanaugh’s first vote as an effort to push through a bill that would require a 60-vote threshold in order to advance a measure to impeach the Supreme Judge.
A bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act passed the House in late March and is expected to pass the Senate later this month.
Republicans say they plan to take up the measure, which is expected soon, on the floor of the Senate, where Democrats can filibuster.
Democrats also plan to hold a vote next week to allow the Supreme House Judiciary Committee to vote on whether to take a procedural vote on Kavanaugh.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are also considering a proposal to block Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation by holding a vote on a bill to require a five-vote margin in order for a Supreme Court nomination to be considered by the full Senate.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are expected to hold another vote to allow a vote to block the confirmation.