Senate Votes On Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Votes On Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh

Hours before the expected roll call vote that would elevate the appeals court judge to the nation's highest court, Democrats are making clear their strong opposition. A number were arrested as they crossed fencing surrounding the main Capitol building and sat in on the front steps on the east side of the Capitol.

A large crowd has gathered on the steps of the United States capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

But, make no mistake: The cloture vote was seen as an absolutely key test of Kavanaugh's strength among the four undecided Senators - Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski as well as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia - who had (and have) the ability to make or break the nomination. Saturday's vote will be the culmination of the divisive events of Kavanaugh's nomination.

A final vote on whether Judge Kavanaugh will join the nine-member panel is scheduled for Saturday. The Senate voting 51 to 49 to advance his nomination. Both he and Collins attempted to express a belief that Dr. Blasey Ford was assaulted, but not by Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) withheld the allegations against Kavanaugh for eight weeks until after the confirmation hearings were completed.

"Looking forward to calling Judge Kavanaugh, Justice Kavanaugh", Daines tweeted Friday. Ford alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a social gathering during their high school years in the early 1980's. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.

"I listened carefully to Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Judiciary Committee".

Gillibrand says women who've experienced sexual trauma are "tired of the same old scenario where the men are believed and the women are not".

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Katz shot down claims by Republicans that they "colluded" with Democrats on Capitol Hill, describing the accusation as "partisan".

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.

After weeks of intense debate, which has gripped the nation, the appeals court judge won vows of support on October 5, from two centrist senators, leaving no clear path in the Senate for Kavanaugh's opponents to block him.

The end of the month-long fierce battle between the ruling Republican and the opposition Democratic gives a major political victory to President Donald Trump and his party ahead of the November 6 mid-term elections. A live stream of the vote can be watched above via NBC News. As I've said previously, my job is to assess the facts before us and the fact remains that no evidence exists to support the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh.

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". "One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom", she said in her speech.

"I think he's qualified for the Supreme Court", she said.

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