Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

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The first lady also would not say if she believed Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh.

She told reporters travelling with her in Egypt: "I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court".

"I think we have a momentum that hasn't been seen in years", he said.

"So that public confidence in our judiciary and our highest court is restored". Susan Collins and Jeff Flake. "FBI investigation was done, is completed and Senate voted", Trump said while speaking with reporters in front of the Sphinx in Egypt during her first major solo trip overseas.

One lone Republican, Sen.

This despite a no vote from Republican Lisa Murkowski - who broke with her party, saying Kavanaugh is the wrong man for theses times....

The vote to confirm Kavanaugh, when it comes, will reconcile a cause that has unified and electrified the conservative movement dating to its rebirth as a modern political force led by former President Ronald Reagan. A large reason Republicans voted for Trump was to put conservatives on the court.

And his confirmation could have major affects on America as we know it.

The months-long battle over the nomination of Kavanaugh, who has weathered accusations of sexual assault, has roiled Americans' passions - and placed Trump at the threshold of one of the biggest victories of his presidency. Democrats believe a backlash against the GOP from women voters could help deliver the House of Representatives.

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Moments after Collins pledged to back Kavanaugh, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, in a tough race for re-election in West Virginia where Trump is popular, also declared his support.

That vote occurred amid smoldering resentment by partisans on both sides, on and off the Senate floor. She doesn't want the process to drag on into the next Congress should Democrats end up winning control on Capitol Hill. But she said that none of the four witness who Ford said were present could remember any such event.

Allegations against Kavanaugh arose late in the confirmation process that he sexually abused women decades ago.

"F$3 airness would dictate that the claims at least should meet a threshold as more likely than not".

Democrats don't seem to have the votes to keep Brett Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court, but that's not stopping them from taking to the Senate floor in a parade of speeches into the early morning against the conservative jurist. Murkowski has reviewed seven Supreme Court nominations since 2005. In a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, the Republican from ME ended speculation that she would dissent from the rest of her party and block the nomination.

Trump said he watched the saga and watched Kavanaugh suffer "with false statements made about him, things that never happened".

In an interview with The Washington Post ahead of Kavanaugh's near-certain confirmation on Saturday afternoon, the Kentucky Republican again underscored his confidence in Kavanaugh's innocence while decrying the "mob" of protesters who had descended on GOP senators.

"If someone that doesn't take respect for fellow people in general, and can't decide whether the questions he's given can be answered, how is he going to be a judge and do the same thing to people?" said one woman we spoke with. Protesters have spent days in Washington urging swing senators like Collins and Murkowski to vote no. Trump's reference to Soros, who has supported pro-democracy movements around the world and the US Democratic Party for years, appeared to aim at inciting more support and anger from the president's conservative Christian base.

Manchin announced he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, in spite of "reservations" about the allegations and the nominee's temperament. "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't, but I have my own voice and my own opinions and it's very important that I express what I feel", she said, adding that it is her husband, not her, in elective office. "I might have been too emotional at times". "I admire her a lot", he said. "Hellllllooooo. Don't F****** TELL PEOPLE BRETT GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME!"

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