WASHINGTON (CNN) – A GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday that he expects Republicans to delay for a week the panel's confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
The Judiciary Committee, which held four days of hearings on Kagan's nomination before Congress went on its Fourth of July recess, is scheduled to vote on Tuesday.
"It's just the normal way of doing business," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said when asked why his party would delay the vote, which is permitted by committee rules.
Graham said he wants the extra time to review Kagan's response to written questions he submitted to her.
An aide to committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, said Democrats on the panel were prepared for a Republican request to delay the vote when the committee convenes Tuesday morning.
Kagan is expect to be approved by the committee, which includes 12 Democrats and seven Republicans.