Feinstein says Kavanaugh has not ‘earned’ his seat on Supreme Court

Feinstein says Kavanaugh has not ‘earned’ his seat on Supreme Court

Feinstein says Kavanaugh has not ‘earned’ his seat on Supreme Court

If at least 50 senators vote to move forward with the nomination on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence can step in to break a tie, and the Senate can proceed to a final vote on Saturday. Among them were three of the chamber's moderate Republicans, Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat up for re-election in conservative West Virginia.

The final vote, it seems, will come down to Susan Collins (R-ME) and Manchin. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska who were thougth to hold the nominee's future in their hands.

The Maine Republican is a key vote for confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Putting Kavanaugh on the court would give Republicans a victory just weeks before the November 6 election, in which Democrats have a chance to win control of the House and are making a longer shot bid for a Senate majority.

"If they wanted to talk about Brett's college background, they would've talked to Brett's college roommate and they didn't", Roche said.

A sharply partisan battle over the nomination became an intense political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school in Maryland in 1982.

The California Democrat said that the judge's behavior showed "a man filled with anger and aggression".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that "We can salvage some decency here at the end", by rejecting Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley both spoke prior to the vote.

Trump weighed in shortly after the roll call was announced, tweeting, "Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!".

During an interview Friday morning on NPR, White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec echoed that view, saying: "We are confident Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed".

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Complicating matters, the office of Republican Steve Daines said he was planning to attend his daughter's wedding in Montana on Saturday.

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the early 1980s.

Coons, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said his office has heard from many "additional corroborating witnesses" the Federal Bureau of Investigation never interviewed but are now taking their accounts to the news media.

Three of the four have to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination in order to sink it.

As swing-vote senators processed the FBI's findings, Kavanaugh was forced to fend off another criticism of his nomination: his temperament.

About two hours before the vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans released an executive summary of an FBI report of its five-day investigation into two of the allegations.

Flake - along with Republican Sen.

The FBI sent Congress documents detailing additional interviews about Kavanaugh that the agency conducted at the request of some Republican and Democratic senators. A source familiar with the lobbying efforts to confirm Kavanaugh told Fox News that the White House believes it has the votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

After voting "yes" to advance Kavanaugh through the Senate, Collins announced later Friday that she would vote to approve his confirmation.

The Kavanaugh fight has riveted Americans just weeks before November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from the Republicans. They said he also seemed ready to knock down President Barack Obama's health care law and to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's alleged connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court.

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