Cloture vote is over and Kavanaugh’s nomination will advance; final vote to come in the next few days

It’s going to be a close one and the Senate is extremely divided. Senators voted 51 to 49  to end debate and send Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote which should come sometime over the weekend.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to vote against Kavanaugh and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was the only Democrat to vote yes. Maine Senator Susan Collins isn’t sure about a final vote but voted yes to advance the process. She will decide officially by 3 p.m. today

Mike Pence may be a factor, especially since Republican Senator Daines from Montana will not be present to vote on Saturday as he will be walking his daughter down the aisle, although he says he will be back to vote for Kavanaugh if needed.

Reaction to the advancement has been strong.

 

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