Senate prepared to take up vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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The Senate voted 51-29 to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a final vote over the weekend. One key Senator has already announced her decision on the vote.

Senator Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

The vote is likely to come up Saturday evening. Collins was one of three Republican swing voters. Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin both voted yes on the procedural vote.

Republican Lisa Murkowski vote no and plans to vote no in the final tally. Collins says this process has been in decline for some time.

 “Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.”

Lawyers for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago, says she did not watch today’s vote.

They released a statement criticizing the FBI’s investigation into Blasey’s claims.

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