Kavanaugh Vote Results – Updated 4 PM

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Kavanaugh advances to final vote

Senators, however, may change their stances when the nominee comes to a final vote.

Update : Collins backs Kavanaugh, all but assuring confirmation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh advanced to a final confirmation vote, narrowly clearing a key procedural hurdle on Friday morning, 51-49.

YES 5149 NO

The vote was mostly on party lines, though Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted “no” and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted “yes.” Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not assured: A handful of senators could conceivably vote differently on Saturday during an expected confirmation vote.

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Most senators sat at their desk as the dramatic roll call unfolded, with major suspense over where Murkowski, Manchin and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) would land. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the first swing vote to support Kavanaugh on the procedural roll call, quickly followed by Flake. Murkowski then inaudibly voted no, a jarring defection that left Republicans with no room for error.

After it was clear that Kavanaugh had the 50 needed vote to advance, Manchin became Kavanaugh’s only Democratic supporter. Manchin, who left the chamber when the clerk called his name, came back into the chamber and voted in favor of Kavanaugh. His phone could be seen ringing and Manchin stared at it as the vote continued.

“This was a mistake. I don’t know. I think we’re going to have to let this vote settle. I think there’s going to be a lot of thought,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is relatively close to Murkowski and Collins.

The two moderate GOP senators sat next to each other during the vote and sat almost motionless. As the vote began to wrap up, Collins and Murkowski chatted amiably, leaning toward each other as they spoke. The two both voted against proceeding to a vote to repeal Obamacare last year, as well as the final measure.

Murkowsi explained she didn’t make up her mind until she walked into the vote on Friday.

“I believe Brett Kavanaugh is a good man,” she says. But he’s “not the right man for the court.”

Flake and Manchin said little to their colleagues during the vote, though Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) patted Manchin on the back at one point. Flake indicated he would support Kavanaugh on the final vote “unless something big changed. I don’t see what would.”

“This is a difficult decision for everybody,” Flake told reporters. Asked if Kavanaugh would be confirmed on Saturday, he said: “I think so.”

Flake, Murkowski, Collins and Manchin were undecided going into the vote, having raised questions about sexual assault investigations facing Kavanaugh and demanding an FBI investigation into those charges.

And Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) is set to fly to Montana for his daughter’s wedding, which will occur on Saturday. A Kavanaugh supporter, Daines could be forced to return to D.C. immediately afterward if the Montana Republican is the deciding vote.

“We’ll wait and see how this all unfolds,” Daines said. “We have transportation arranged and we’ll wait and see what happens.”

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40 COMMENTS

  1. we need this vote the demo traitors have held it off long enough any republican not supporting the vote should be removed from the party enough is enough

    • All funding from the RNC should be pulled from Murkowski, along with positions on committees. That’s how the demoncrats keep their folks in line, of course they’re way more ruthless. This is one of the first times the GOP has shown a spine, I believe the President is beginning to rub off on them a little. It’s some coincidence that this is one year to the day from the start of the #MeToo movement witch hunt. Maybe we’re seeing the beginning of the end of the mob rule that’s swept the nation. At least we could hope so.

      • being of the older pre-social media generation, i have never understood the name women chose for this movement… to me (& the non tweet/twitter etc. generation) the #me too reads: pound me too… very inappropriate!!!

      • That would be good. We have a huge socialist movement that is really the agenda of the Democratic Party. How sad for the USA. Im a female DINO
        And survivor of childhood and teen abuse. The #me to movement has been turned around into a pursecution
        Of any man rumored to have behaved
        Inappropriately. That is a blemish on American democracy.

    • VOTE RED NOV 2018 RED RED…IF
      it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
      AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2018, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  2. Democratic Senator Murkowski should be voted out of the Republican party. Why she is in the Republican Party I don’t know why. To spy, to help insure Republicans have a hard time passing bills. Is she a plant. Has the cold gotten to her brain. She is an unimportant person with a very important vote.
    Senator McConnell she is not a team player and proven after the 107 th FBI investigation and she still votes with Schumer.

  3. Now I hope the Senators will keep what they have voted,and not try to Scam us any more.If they don’t all Hell will break loose for anyone trying to be elected form this point on.

  4. If our senators intend to have a career in politics, they’d better do what the people want–and we want Kavanaugh. If they don’t believe that, they need to read the real polls.

  5. YES. I DO AGREE! ANY BODY THAT DISAGREE IS NOT A SUPORTED OF OUR CONTITUTION. NOT EVEN IN OUR REPOBLICAN PARTY. THANK YOU AND AMERICAN BORN (1917).

  6. Most Democratic leaders appeared to sink about as low as they could go during these proceeding….to the very bottom of the sewer in my estimation, but made NO effort to make right the rapes of former President Clinton and his corrobating wife with her drinking problem while they supported her for president….so obvious what this is all about…and its NOT about the qualifications of the senate candidate….ot is just about Democrats sinking to their lowest level ever in their attempts to prevent a conservative Republican to attain a senate seat. May they reap what they sow!

  7. Murkowski shame her party,I hope they vote her out plus there shouldn’t be any donations to her, she a disgrace to the Republican Party

  8. I don’t quite understand I thought Alaska was a solid red state, I would think Ms. Murkowski would be representing her constituents ? Judge Kavanaugh seemed like he was the most qualified candidate ever. Why doesn’t Murkowski run as a Democrat, if she can’t support this nomination, I don’t think there’s a place for her in in Republican Party.

  9. Sen. Murkowski must stop and understand that Kavanaugh is exactly what AMERICA NEEDS NOW! If he falls so does our country. Just look at the criminal, crazy protesters to see what I mean. I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE GO TO A RESTAURANT AND NOT BE HARRASSED!

  10. Dr Ford is not believable. She teaches at same liberal college as Feinstein’s husband, is an activist, and she has no witnesses or people she told. As a Mother of 2 adult men and 2 adult woman, I worry. Guilty on say so is totally against the rules of law and ruining a man on say so should be a chargable offense.

  11. I’m a woman from Indiana and have voted for both parties over the last 60 years. I have watched all of this on T.V and I can’t believe anyone man or woman be this hateful and ruin someone male or female reputation
    with no facts. Now stating because of his outburst they can’t vote because of his defending himself is crepulsing. I am now under the opinion that all senators and representatives should also have 7 FBI investigations before becoming elected. About the letter being held ( I have been a committee-woman and all information has to be shared with the rest of the committee. Another issue is the Democrat getting her lawyers that stated they were doing it for FREE. Have you ever known an attorney do that for Free.
    I’m ashamed of the way this has been handled . I for one can’t tell you why he should or shouldn’t be appointed.

  12. I wholeheartedly agree with you Mark. We all need to pray like never before that Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed tomorrow, then we can finally get pass this mess move forward and heal our land. God bless Judge Kavanaugh, his wife, family, friends and all those whom believed in him and supported him.
    If this nation is to heal we need to come together not fight one another just because one has a difference of opinion. This time I truly believe JUSTICE was served and the demoniac rats are just going to have to eat their hatred for America. Once again proves when Republicans are in office this country soars and flourishes. May GOD BLESS US ALL!! Amen and Amen🙏

  13. REPUBLICAN BACK STABBERS ,VOTE THEM OUT ,THEY ARE CORRUPT LIKE DEMOCRAPS THEY ALL HAVE BEEN SCREWING AMERICANS FOR YRS ,TIME FOR THE SWAMP MONSTERS TO GO ,WHEN THEY INVESTIGATE THEM THEY WILL GO TO JAIL

  14. It would be a travesty of justice to allow the Dems,Left and Liberals to win this victory through skullduggery, and viciousness.

  15. All Americans need a list of everyone of those senators who voted against Mr. Kavanaugh—dems and rhino’s alike.
    We want a list so these scumbags can be voted out of office and never again regain any type of gov’t position.
    God Bless Mr. Kavanaugh and his family as well.
    God Bless our Great President Trump and family and our beloved V P Mike Pence and his family.

  16. Thank every Senator who voted in favor of Judge Kavanaugh! I was about to think the whole Senate was insane! I agree with my Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander who said he voted yes because of Judge Kavanaugh’s great accomplishments as an adult and a Judge! Noone should be judged by something they may or may not have done as a teenager! If that were the case a lot of the Senate would not be there! May God bless each and everyone of you and I pray that His guidance will lead in your decisions always.

  17. Get out and vote for the GOP in November to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrats liberals!They want to make America into another Venezuela!Obama almost got us there! Now that America is great again because of president Trump let’s keep it that way!

  18. Kavanaugh must be a in the Supreme Court. He is a very honorable person and with enough knowledge to be a Supreme Court Judge.
    Democrats must continue eating their mud.

  19. Democrats, are nothing but anti America, obstructionist’s, Socialist scumbags, against 2nd Amendment, election cheaters, supporters of domestic terrorists, like BLN, ANTIFA, support abortions of babies, flood our country with illegals, and Muslims, at American taxpayers expense, only to have their political support, to control America,
    and change to a Socialist dictatorship run by Democrat Socialist.

  20. I wish that people would just stand for what is right and not worry about what people are going to say if you feel he the right person then please have some back bone and do what you feel is I will respect you for that.

  21. Well, Susan Collins of Maine toed the party line and will vote again on Saturday for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Still not sure what Murkowski is ACTUALLY going to do – she was in the VP’s chair during Collins’s remarks and looked VERY unhappy! – but IT NO LONGER MATTERS. Kavanaugh is home free, without even bringing poor Steve Daines of Montana, whose daughter is getting MARRIED on Saturday and was actually prepared to fly back to Washington if his vote was needed, back from his daughter’s reception.

    Careful listeners, however, MIGHT be a little concerned about Sen. Collins’s remarks. She went back through her years in the Senate and all the votes she has cast for Justices of the Supreme Court, and pointed out HOW EVERY ONE OF THOSE VOTES MIGHT HAVE BEEN SEEN as a LIBERAL vote, not a conservative one. Now, she MIGHT have been speaking to the assembled Women’s Libbers, all waiting for the chance to SCREAM about how she was betraying them — but it’s POSSIBLE she MEANT it! If so, we WON THE BATTLE but MAY have LOST THE WAR. IF the President’s “read” on Kavanaugh was WRONG and Colllins is RIGHT, he COULD turn out to be JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL. Sigh! We’ll have to wait and see, I guess!

  22. Murkowski, the biggest mistake Alaska could possibly make. At least her best friend Feinstein will pat her on the back and that is all she will get until she comes up for reelection.

  23. The Kavanaugh hearing and false statements has reached an all time high!
    1. Doctor Ford cannot tell us where the money came from over $900k so far in a private fund raiser account
    2. Doctor Ford cannot tell us where the money was raised to get all the legal lawyer that represented her.
    3. Doctor Ford’s alleged accusers cannot state it was Kavanaugh that committed the rape.
    4. Doctor Ford states she does not like to fly but it has been proven that she has for many years.
    5. George Soro has paid for anti-Kavanaugh protestors to fill the supreme court hallways.
    6. George Soro is a extremist who hates America, why we allow him in this country, I do not know why. He should be considered an terrorist and departed. Any and all funds given to the Democrat party should be reported to the FBI for a federal review.
    7. Doctor Ford did not remember how she was able to escape from here attackers and she does not know here she made it home some 40 miles away from the party.
    8. If her accusers were afraid of being rapes how come they still attended many more such parties?
    9. The Republican’s did not have this letter of rape only the Democrats had it so how did it become so public? Feinstein let it happen and she and her fellow Democrats all know this to be true.

    A editoral from Alex Roberts explains it all Titled THE TRUE BELIEF THAT DEMOCRATS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS HOLD: IT’S OKAY TO RAPE A WOMAN AS LONG AS SHE ISN’T A DEMOCRAT.\
    It is no secret that the political left and their supporters are full of hypocrites. (if you get a chance read his story)

  24. We need Bret Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court…he has the temperament and skill to be a justice on the SCOTUS and Joe Manchin jumped ship to vote yes but unfortunately Lisa Murkowski who as a Republican voted NO which doesn’t suprise me she’s as bad as a female John McCain…this will ensure she’ll lose her seat in Alaska andbits her own fault….

  25. So glad to see this, it would be a big injustice if anyone can stand and claim anything against you without evidence or witnesses. The world is bad enough, stand tall and stop unfettered chaos of the mass unsubstantiated accusations against anyone and everyone if allowed.

  26. The RNC does not have the back bone that the DNC has. I agree with both Mark and Russell. The only thing I disagree with is they should not be called Democrats they should be called DEMONCRATS .

  27. They need to confirm KAVANAUGH period! So sick of the BS and fowl play on KAVANAUGH!!!Iam appalled at the DEMOTURDS 💩💩💩 that have the balls to believe that lying Dog Ford 36 years later! BS!!!! They know she is lying so why pull this BS LIKE THEY BELIEVE HER????
    All a game Get rid of Peloski, Mad Max, Warren, and FRANKINSTEIN🐲🐲🐲. Add to the list but these are the ones I can’t stand now that CREEPY McCain is gone!
    DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!! Trump promised so back him up and let’s do it. There are many awful people in the world like the CLINTONS AND BAMMALOOS!!! So unfair how they get away with criminal activities😢😢😢😢😢. Trumpet 2020 make the USA A BETTER PLACE. TRUMP IS ON A ROLL… I hope he can continue to do so – May the Lord continue to GUIDE this President that really seems to Love the USA. It has been a long time… as OBammaloo hated the USA AND ONLY WANTED TO DESTROY IT!!! 8 years of Hell – here is looking at better days with TRUMP!!!! TRUMPET 2020🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺 🌈🌈🌈 Lord thank you for the promise may it always be with us!🌈🌈🌈🌈

    Secure our boarders legal immigration only!!! MAGA!!! Trumpet 2020🎺🎺🎺🎺🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!! Never Forget!

  28. I hear all the comments about Kavanaugh getting mad. . . how many of you would be ‘milk toast’ under such blatant abuse. I certainly would not. This is a good man that has seen his reputation trashed by someone who is trying to get her moment of ‘fame’. I grew up in this era and I can not think of a single male OR female who has not had an encounter that could be picked apart this way. What are we coming to. Women are fighting for the ‘right’ to kill their unborn children and proclaiming no one has the right to ‘touch’ them at anytime at any age? What? These are sorry times.

  29. As much as I hate to get involved in political events! This was a biggie!!! I would have been mad! What a scam to its very core! The democrats should be proud of how they handled that scandless bull****. All this over the right to kill a baby! What a sorry bunch of ignorant Americans you are to have fallen for this scam. More worried about your rights to end a life then to smear a mans reputation! So said we have such a liberal bunch of women in this country! We are supposed to charish life! Not just end it because of our iresponsible procreation. We have teknowledgey today where with a little responsibleness with our bodys there should be no more abortions due to lack of responsibility and lack of care of killing a baby due to that irresponsibleness.

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