Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled his decision regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday afternoon; saying he will vote “yes” on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
“I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” tweeted Manchin just seconds after GOP Sen. Susan Collins pledged her support to the potential Justice.
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
The support of Senators Manchin and Collins gives Judge Kavanaugh 51 likely votes in the United States Senate; enough to pass the 50-vote threshold and confirm the Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
The full Senate will vote as early as Saturday morning.
BREAKING NOW: Sen. Susan Collins to Vote 'YES' on Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Sen. Susan Collins unveiled her highly-anticipated decision regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh Friday afternoon; publicly confirming she intends to vote for President Trump’s nominee during a rousing speech on the Senate Floor.
Collins’ announcement ends weeks of speculation surrounding her critical vote after 11th hour allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh threatened to derail his confirmation process.
The GOP Senator was one of three lawmakers who requested the FBI re-open its background investigation into the potential Justice following the accusations; delaying the process for exactly one week.
The Senate will hold a full vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation as early as Saturday morning.
This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.
BREAKING: US Senate Votes to Advance Judge Kavanaugh, Full Vote Saturday
The United States Senate voted to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Friday; setting the stage for a full vote to confirm the potential Justice as early as Saturday morning.
The vote follows weeks of speculation surrounding Kavanaugh’s political future after 11th hour allegations of sexual misconduct during the 1980s threatened to derail the nomination process.
The final vote was 51-49 in favor.
Despite voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, Sen. Susan Collins refused to comment on whether she will officially vote to confirm the potential Justice in the coming days.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.