Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
On Friday the Senate voted along party lines to remove the last obstacle to holding a decisive vote this weekend.
One man yells 'you're a coward, Flake!' right before Jeff Flake votes yes.
"I will move on that", Trump said Saturday when reporters asked her in Egypt whether she believed Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford. The FBI did indeed look into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, long considered the crucial swing "fifth vote" on the Court. He blamed his rocky confirmation process on politics. The judge has vehemently denied the allegations.
Yet none of that was enough to sway Republicans to oppose Kavanaugh.
Collins told Bash that while she found Ford's testimony "heart-wrenching", the fact that both Ford and Kavanaugh said they were "100 percent certain" of their statements meant that she had to look to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional corroborating evidence.
Without weighing in on the sexual assault allegations that Ford leveled against Kavanaugh, Mrs. Trump says victims of "any kind of abuse or violence" must be helped.
Kavanaugh's two-vote victory in itself underscored how unusually divisive his nomination fight has been.
Meanwhile, Republicans raged against the other women's accusations.
The reaction has been swift, with former President George Bush and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders both tweeting their support for Collins. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) ― this was a straightforward "gang rape" accusation, one so obviously ridiculous that it became a rallying cry.
The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination by 50 votes to 48.
"It's been a great political gift for us". The man accused of sexual assault by multiple women will now sit on the SCOTUS bench as a justice for a lifetime appointment.
It was not clear that Kavanaugh would have the votes for confirmation until Collins said in a Senate floor speech that she would support his nomination. This is despite Ford testifying, under oath, that she is "100 percent" sure that Kavanaugh was her attacker.
Regardless, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scheduled the cloture vote for Friday morning.
"I don't want to mention Al Franken's name, so I won't mention".