Judge Kavanaugh. Today’s Nomination to The U.S. Supreme Court

We are in minutes of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Senate. It’s been a tumultuous path littered with shocking allegations of sexual assault, angry denials and belittling comments from the red and blue sides. This has been a month long battle soon to come to an end.

The final confirmation vote is poised to start around 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Judge Kavanaugh has the votes needed to make the Supreme Court

The GOP has votes to confirm Kavanaugh successfully to the Supreme Court. When this transpires, President Donald Trump can receive credit from appointing two Justice to the Supreme Court during his short time in office.

Friday night and this Saturday morning there have been Democratic protest against the nomination in Senate floor speeches. Friday morning, however Senate Republicans Jeff Flake, Arizona, Susan Collins, Maine and Joe Manchin of West Virgina announced that they are in support of Kavanaugh also.

What Senators are saying

Susan Collins speech on the Senate floor was in support of Judge Kavanaugh and this was the vote that confirmed that Judge Kavanaugh would make it to the Senate.

“I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Kavanaugh from serving on the court,” Collins said about the allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh not ready for the Senate?

In a floor speech later on Friday, Lisa Murkowski GOP senator, expressed sympathy for both Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. In light of Donald Trump’s reply to Ford’s interview.  She expressed that she sets a high standard for nominees to win confirmation and she also talked about the importance of selecting judges who will act at all times in a manner that promotes “public confidence” in the judiciary system.
Murkowski said she is still a “No” for her nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  She will vote “Present” today at 3pm so Sen. Steve Daines can stay at his daughter’s wedding and not arrive to cast his supporting vote for Judge Kavanaugh.