Former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenControversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' MORE (D-Minn.) on Friday offered up a line of questioning for Democrats to use on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Franken, who resigned in December after multiple allegations of groping women, said that if he were still in the Senate he would want to drill down details on a statement that Kavanaugh made this week when he was nominated.

After being introduced by Trump during an event at the White House on Monday night, Kavanaugh thanked the president, saying, "Throughout this process, I’ve witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary."

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Kavanaugh then declared: "No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination."

Franken, a former member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that interviews Supreme Court nominees, wrote in a Facebook post Friday that he wanted to learn more about Kavanaugh’s claim, referring to it as a “weirdly specific bit of bullshit.”

Franken listed 25 questions he would pose to the nominee, including asking him if it was his belief that judges must “obtain a full and fair understanding of the facts before making a determination” and that the statement “did not reflect a full and fair understanding of the facts—isn’t that right?”

Franken said it was important to press Kavanaugh on the statement because “it’s critical to recognize that the very first thing he did as a Supreme Court nominee was to parrot a false, partisan talking point.”

“We ought to be having a real conversation about what conservatives have done to the principle of judicial independence—and what progressives can do to correct it,” the former senator said. “I can think of no better example of the problem than Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and the bizarre lie he uttered moments after it was made official.”

“And I can think of no better opportunity to start turning the tide than Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing—even if it means going down a rabbit hole for a few uncomfortable minutes,” he added.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyKavanaugh returns questionnaire to Senate panel Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Andrew Wheeler must reverse damage to American heartland MORE (R-Iowa) hasn't said when the panel will hold confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh, but he told CNN this week that it would likely happen by September.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress GOP to White House: End summit mystery Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight MORE (R-Ky.) said Friday he expects the full Senate to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination before October.