UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

United States Senator Cory Booker listens as Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for the first day of his confirmation hearings before Congress votes on his nomination for the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 2018. Judge Kavanaugh was nominated to fill the seat of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy who announced his retirement in June. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI