Biting Twitter Reactions to Susan Collins' Support of Brett Kavanaugh

Biting Twitter Reactions to Susan Collins' Support of Brett Kavanaugh

Members of Congress had the opportunity to review the FBI's completed report this week, and a final vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, which is expected to pass, is slated for Saturday afternoon. Capitol police led protesters away one by one.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who is a reliable vote for Kavanaugh, will be walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding on Saturday and will not be available to vote.

It's all expected to conclude Saturday afternoon with a final roll call nearly solidly along party lines.

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"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", the senator said on the Senate floor. With a 51-49 majority, Republicans can't afford more than one defection if all Democrats were to vote together.

One lone Republican, Sen.

As she spoke, several hundred anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators chanted on the lawn between the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

After Collins' announcement that she is pledging her support, Sen.

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Collins - a moderate Republican from ME - said Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him were not substantiated with corroborating evidence.

Murkowski in contrast, defied her party and voted against advancing the nomination.

Collins supported an additional FBI background check into the accusations, which stoked speculation that she might then break with Republicans and vote against Kavanaugh's nomination, but the results of that investigation - along with Bush's calls - paved the way for her support Friday. "I would say if we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", Mrs. Trump said while speaking to reporters in Egypt during a solo worldwide trip to Africa. Similarly, Flake suggested he would vote "yes" for Kavanaugh "unless something big changes". 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. She said that the confirmation process was not a trial and therefore the allegations did not need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showed in fact that the Republicans have narrowed the enthusiasm gap with Democrats in the past few weeks. They also sought to paint him as a justice that would swing the court deeply to the right.

"What left wing groups and their Democratic allies have done to Judge Kavanaugh is nothing short of monstrous", Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa declared before the vote.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said. "He's a good man, he's clearly a learned judge, but in my conscience, because that's how I have to vote at the end of the day, I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time", she said. That would let Kavanaugh win by the same two-vote margin he'd have received had both senators voted.

Throughout the day, Trump also kept his focus on the opposition, saying Kavanaugh had withstood a "horrible, frightful attack" that "nobody should have to go through". Meanwhile a Senate debate ensues on the Senate floor. Citing the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee and "the virtual mob that assaulted us in the course of this process", McConnell said "they've managed to deliver the only thing that we had not been able to figure out how to do, which was to get our folks fired up". Two other women later emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s.

"But Democrats had pointed to not only the sexual assault allegations, which they described" but also questions about Kavanaugh's temperament during the hearing last week and whether he had lied about his drinking during high school and college, and what certain references in his high school yearbook meant.

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