"We'll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it," McConnell told reporters. 
 
He added, "That's the way these reports are always handled." 
 
The FBI is investigating allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when the two were high school students more than three decades ago. Under a deal reached by GOP senators, the FBI has until Friday to wrap up the investigation. 
 
Ford went over her allegations in dramatic testimony last week. Her charges were then refuted by Kavanaugh during a hearing that transfixed much of the nation.
 
The White House and Republican senators asked the FBI to reopen its investigation the next day, after Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE (R-Ariz.) and other senators called for it. Flake and two other GOP senators are undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation, as are two Democrats.
 
Shortly after McConnell's comments, GOP Sen. John CornynJohn CornynTexas lawmakers ask HHS to set up field hospital, federal resources in the state GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE (Texas), McConnell's No. 2, said he expected a "public statement" on the FBI's findings but not for the report itself to be released. 
 
Republicans, leaving a closed-door lunch, said they did not know when the FBI would finish up its investigation but floated that it could happen as early as Wednesday
 
Whether or not the report will be publicly released is becoming the latest point of division between senators. 
 
 
"Why are our Republican colleagues so afraid of making this public?" he asked.