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WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Senate narrowly moved Friday (Oct. 5) toward a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh with his confirmation to the Supreme Court seemingly assured after a commitment later in the day from Republican Sen. Susan Collins to support the nominee.
Senators voted 51-49 to invoke cloture on President Trump's nominee, who has been the focus in recent weeks of sexual assault allegations dating to his high school years. The vote total reflected the political party division in the Republican-majority chamber, but one maverick in each caucus joined the other party in the roll call.
Democratic Sen. Joe Machin of West Virginia voted with the GOP, while Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined the other party in opposing cloture, a procedural move to end debate and move toward a confirmation vote. Read More