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.
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.
New trade treaty seen as friendly to Virginia farmers
President Trump raised eyebrows by declaring last week, without offering evidence, that China was meddling in the midterms. We're the most trade-dependent state in the nation, so it's great to have this with our two closest trading partners.
Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades
She found that it was an iron-nickel meteorite with about 88 per cent iron and 12 per cent nickel, a metal rarely found on Earth. Like the farmer, he just thought it was "cool to look at", and let his children take it to school for show and tell .
Moments after Collins finished talking, the only remaining undeclared lawmaker, DemocratJoe 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.
President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office in February. The import taxes of 10-per-cent on aluminium and 25-per-cent on steel were first levied by Mr.
Writing on his cancer centre's website, Allison said he was "honoured and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition". Honjo, who became a Kyoto University professor emeritus in 2005, is the fifth Japanese victor of a Nobel medicine prize.
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Ujczo said the Trump administration was never "red in tooth and claw" about radically transforming NAFTA in the first place. Some of the tweaks in USMCA are good, some not so good, but the new pact mostly affirms the existing arrangements.
Collins said she will announce if she intends to vote for Kavanaugh in a speech on the Senate floor at 3 p.m. Donors' credit cards will be charged when Collins formally casts a yes vote as scheduled on Saturday.
After a tough couple of weeks, the New England Patriots are starting to get back into the swing of things. That's also exactly the same as the Week 1 game of the 2017/2018 season had on CBS on September 28, 2017.
Banksy is a Bristol-born artist whose true identity - despite rampant speculation - has never been officially revealed. The artist himself posted a photo of the shredded work on his Instagram page with the caption, "Going, going, gone".
America's threat of sanctions, however, did impact the progress of negotiations between India and Russian Federation . Donald Trump's administration has explicitly urged its ally India against buying the S-400 Triumf missile system.
Like nearly every other current member of the Supreme Court, Stevens also has hired a former Kavanaugh clerk to work for him. I don't think Susan Collins , Jeff Flake, and Lisa Murkowski much care about what retired Supreme Court Justices think.
Joc Pederson led off the game with a solo shot, and Max Muncy provided more cushion with a three-run blast in the second inning. Yes, those Reds, the ones who had a 67-95 record, good for third worst in the National League this year.
Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino , will serve time in prison for tax evasion. He and his brother were charged for filing false tax returns for approximately $8.9 million in income between 2010 and 2012.
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By the time Trump had graduated from college, the report says, he was getting the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father. According to The Times , the company's address was listed as the home of Fred Trump's nephew John Walter in Manhasset, New York.
Kyrie: 'I plan on re-signing' with Celtics
Irving can opt out of his current contract and sign a five-year deal worth about $189 million then. Boston point guard Kyrie Irving says he intends to re-sign with the Celtics next summer.
Braun, Yelich blast Brewers to key win over Tigers
It seems nearly every game, Arenado turns in a highlight-reel play at third base. "We're not dead in the water", Maddon said. Attanasio helped his wife, Debbie, separate the two dogs, but said that didn't realize the extent of his injury.
Man's doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100Gs
For the past thirty years, he has used it as a doorstop and sent it off to school with his children for show-and-tell. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth more than $100,000.
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Absorbing this Rs 10,500 crore in increased collection and maintaining fiscal deficit I am confident we will be able to do that. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018 in the national capital.
Republican senators, 2 divergent paths on Kavanaugh
Republican presidents nominated eight people to the Supreme Court while the GOP held the majority in the Senate. In a statement to The Associated Press , Daines said he will walk his daughter down the aisle for her wedding.
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He was unbeaten on 27 with four fours to his name and had Paul for company who smashed a four and a six in his 13. Kohli has 24 hundreds from 72 Tests while Virender Sehwag is fifth on the list with 23 hundreds from 103 Tests.