A final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Saturday afternoon.
Senators are expected to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court starting around 5 p.m. ET Saturday. Watch live in the player below.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Friday they would vote to confirm the nominee, lining up the votes Republicans need to confirm Kavanaugh to the highest court.
Kavanaugh’s nomination has been embroiled in controversy since Christine Blasey Ford came forward last month to say that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school. Two other women stepped forward in the days that followed with their own allegations of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied all of the allegations, including at a hearing featuring testimony from him and Ford last week.
The fallout worsened what had already become a deeply partisan confirmation process. Republicans pointed to missing details in the accounts of accusers, while Democrats largely supported the women, and after Kavanaugh’s emotional testimony in the hearing with Ford, questioned his honesty on other issues, like his personal history with drinking.
SOURCE: Erica R. Hendry
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