Senate Takes First Step In Kavanaugh Confirmation

The Senate has taken its final step before full confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh by voting for cloture. Fox News reports:

The Senate voted Friday to end debate on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, setting the stage for a final vote in the chamber Saturday evening — where the White House now believes it has the votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

The vote to invoke cloture was 51-49. While the vote was not necessarily indicative of the final confirmation vote, it moved him one step closer to sitting on the highest court in the land, with three out of four key undecided senators voting “yes” to advance the nomination.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, voted to move forward. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted “no.” With a 51-49 majority, Republicans can’t afford more than one defection if all Democrats were to vote together. Collins is expected to announce her decision in a speech on the Senate floor at 3 p.m. Friday. Flake later said he intends to vote “yes,” “unless something big changes.”

The math for Republicans became somewhat trickier late Thursday when Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he would be attending his daughter’s wedding in Montana on Saturday. He said he would return to cast the decisive vote if needed.

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If the senators stick to their vote – Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite Murkowski’s defection.

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raygun
raygun
3 years ago

YES !!!! FINALLY, IT”S HAPPENING. NOW, WE CAN GET ON WITH OTHER BUSINESS AND QUIT WAISTING THE HARD WORKING TAX PAYERS $S ON STUPID FAKE CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RUNNING THE FED GOVERNMENT.

Karel Eekels
Karel Eekels
3 years ago
Reply to  raygun

Make the DNC pay for their actions !

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago
Reply to  Karel Eekels

Totally agree. And I hope they lose BIG TIME in November.

Fr Tom Martin
Fr Tom Martin
3 years ago
Reply to  raygun

Amen

Dolores
Dolores
3 years ago
Reply to  raygun

It took way to long to get Judge Kavanaugh confirmed. The demon rats will oppose anyone for anything that OUR PRESIDENT would nominate. It is really unfortunate that they do this.
They should be working for the good of the country instead of trying to fight everything and wasting tax payers money in the process.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago
Reply to  Dolores

I agree with you. However, the demonrats never had the good of the country in mind and have no interest in starting now because they are vile, criminally-insane, power-hungry demons.

elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
3 years ago

RINO Sen. Lisa Murkowski has to go on her next election!!,…Period!!,…..Patriot Alaskans have to make sure, she pays Dearly for not doing the right thing!!,……Time to vote that empty suit out and elect somebody worthy of calling themselves a REPUBLICAN!!,…

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago

Totally agree!!! It disgusts me that people run on Republican ticket but are not Republicans. They need to be discerning as to who they allow to run for office as a Republican.

Dale Brown
3 years ago

Murkowski, you’re fired. Thanks for nothing. Goodbye.

Ronnie
3 years ago

Go TRUMP Now put them all is JAIL with all the crap they have caused the American people ! red Wave Coming !! MAGA !

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago

YES! Amen! I saw where they arrested several demonstrators today. Not enough!

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