Crucial Senate vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine walks on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. A key vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination she said Thursday that the FBI investigation seemed

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Susan Collins is set to announce how she'll vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, prompting opponents to flood her office with last-minute phone calls urging her to reject him.

John Bresnahan, Capitol Hill bureau chief for Politico. The three were briefed together on the investigation in the secure room senators were using to view the report.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the most notable part of the report "is what's not in it".

West Virginia's Joe Manchin, the other undeclared Democrat, spent time looking at the report and said he would resume reading it Friday.

Ford testified last week at a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing that when she was 15, a drunken 17-year-old Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth after she screamed.

"Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident involving Dr. Ford refuted her version of events", Schumer said Thursday. They said the process ignored many potential witnesses, including Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who first accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980s.

Republican leaders are increasingly optimistic about Kavanaugh's chances of confirmation after two undecided Republican senators, Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, gave initial positive reactions to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report looking into the sexual assault allegations. Flake, a frequent Trump critic, was instrumental in getting the president to order the FBI investigation last Friday.

Murkowski said she was "still reviewing" her decision. Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday, May 25, 2017, to decide a nationally watched congressional election amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs.

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At a signal from organizers, the group began holding up signs and chanting.

That vote has invoked a cloture, ending debate on Kavanaugh's nomination and moving Senators towards a final vote on whether or not to confirm him.

The reference to McCain was to that of the dramatic vote a year ago on repealing the Affordable Care Act, when the Arizona Republican provided the final "no" vote despite earlier voting to get to the measure. "In addition to the concerns about his past conduct, last Thursday's hearing called into question Judge Kavanaugh's current temperament, honesty, and impartiality".

Campaign: Women attend a vigil in front of a court house in Brooklyn, New York, calling for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be blocked.

A fuming Kavanaugh strode into the same packed hearing room that afternoon and said he, too, was "100 per cent" certain the incident had not occurred.

Reporters staked out the hallway outside the SCIF all Thursday, surrounding lawmakers as they came out to query them about the report's contents.

As noted by USA Today, Friday's vote essentially stops Democrats from filibustering and pushing off a vote on Kavanaugh. With Republicans controlling the chamber 51-49, one Republican voted to stop the nomination, one Democrat to send it further. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests dividing the nation. The report is confidential and has not been made public. "It appears that the White House completely circumscribed the investigation to try to make it meaningless and they succeeded". A report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University said ME is the top state in the nation for television ad spending related to Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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