Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court | Trending

07 October, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Carlos George
  • How the Kavanaugh travesty is changing the Senate

Christine Blasey Ford's sister-in-law said Sens.

In an interview shortly before the Senate is set to vote on confirming Kavanaugh, McConnell said GOP members of the Judiciary Committee made the decision in a meeting with two other Republicans who were at the time withholding their support, Senator Susan Collins of ME and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Kavanaugh vehemently denied all those claims.

Capping a suspenseful day yesterday, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine declared on the Senate floor: "I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". "I have been wrestling to really try to know what is fair and what is right, and the truth is, that none of this has been fair", she told reporters outside the Senate chamber. There would be no way to make it acceptable.

Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegations on September 27.

On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake, the Republican who stalled Kavanaugh's nomination process by wielding his leverage to call for the Federal Bureau of Investigation review, announced he would vote for Kavanaugh unless something major changes before Saturday.

"They made a tactical mistake that really helped me unify my conference and [motivate] the Republican base going into the election", he said.

Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation would tilt America's highest court in favour of conservatives.

Protesters prepare signs outside the Supreme Court near the U.S. Capitol in preparation for demonstrations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice.

He tweeted: "Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capitol Hill in preparation for the vote". Susan Collins to announced her "yes" vote, giving Kavanaugh the 50th vote he needed.

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Moments after Collins finished talking, the only remaining undeclared lawmaker, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, said he, too, would vote "yes" in the showdown confirmation roll call expected Saturday afternoon.

A final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination could occur over the weekend.

Democrats said Kavanaugh's partisan defense of himself, in which he said he was victim of a "political hit", was enough itself to disqualify him from the court.

That should have meant a 51-49 tally, but the absence of Republican Steve Daines, a yes voter who was at his daughter's wedding, altered the final figures.

ANDREW HARNIK via Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh is on his way to the Supreme Court, despite public allegations of sexual assault or misconduct by three women.

The vote caps a contest fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and President Donald Trump's unyielding support of his Supreme Court nominee.

Two Republican waverers, Susan Collins and Jeff Flake, finally chose to back the judge.

Collins wasn't the only senator to announce a plan to vote yes in the full vote tomorrow.

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