Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

U.S. Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

A spokeswoman for Murkowski could not immediately confirm that the senator will oppose Kavanaugh on the final vote expected Saturday, but indicated it appeared that way.

Some of them continued raising concerns that Kavanaugh would push the court further to the right, including with possible sympathetic rulings for President Donald Trump, the man who nominated him.

Immediately after the Collins speech Manchin announced his support, calling Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist" who "will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court". Orrin Hatch said; Collins' speech "was the best analysis of Judge Kavanaugh's record we have heard, a thorough review of questions raised, and a powerful explanation as to why he is worthy of consideration".

Both he and Collins attempted to express a belief that Dr. Blasey Ford was assaulted, but not by Kavanaugh.

And Democrats - and other critics of Kavanaugh's - believe misleading statements he made under oath should disqualify him from the bench.

In a procedural vote Friday that handed Republicans a vital initial victory, senators voted 51-49 to limit debate, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays.

On Friday he voted to advance the nominee, then told reporters that barring any dramatic changes, he will vote yes on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Republicans hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate.

"I have been wrestling to really try to know what is fair and what is right and the trust is that none of this has been fair".

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"Not a single person has contacted her to say I was at the party that night...not a single person has come forward to say they were the one who drove her home or were in the auto with her that night", said Collins.

While Collins acknowledged that Blasey Ford's testimony was honest, painful and compelling, and that the accuser is a sexual assault survivor, she added that "I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court".

About 100 anti-Kavanaugh protesters climbed the Capitol's East Steps as the vote approached, pumping fists and waving signs.

Murkowski told reporters after she left the Senate floor that this was "the most hard evaluation" she's made.

She continued: "Victims get to control when and how and where their allegations get made public".

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, which contributes to female Democratic candidates, assailed the confirmation of "an alleged sexual assailant and anti-choice radical to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court".

A final confirmation vote could come as soon as Saturday. Flake did not address Murkowski's unexpected break, which she claims she decided only as she walked to the Senate chamber for the vote. If Collins voted no, donations would not be withdrawn from donors.

Ramirez says in a statement released by her lawyers that the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to speak to witnesses who could corroborate her story.

In a twist, Murkowski said she will state her opposition but vote "present" as a courtesy to Kavanaugh supporter Sen. They said he also seemed ready to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing allegations of connections between the president's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation tried to pursue him in court.

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