WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump says he'll leave it to the Senate to determine when it will vote on his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But Trump is expressing optimism, saying: "I'm sure it will all be very good."
Trump told reporters Friday during a meeting with the President of Chile that undecided Republican senators "have to do what they think is right" and "be comfortable with themselves" on the Kavanaugh vote.
But he said he hadn't thought at all about a replacement, "Not even a little bit."
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Friday along party lines to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor.
But Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said at the last minute that he could not promise to vote for Kavanaugh on the Senate floor and called for a delay of up to a week for a further investigation of sexual assault accusations.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.