THE VOTES: Kavanaugh Has Enough Senate Support, Full Vote Saturday

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of two swing Senators late Friday afternoon; likely passing the 50-vote threshold required to clear the United States Senate and join the Supreme Court.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Joe Manchin of West Virginia threw their full support behind President Trump’s nominee just hours after the Senate held a procedural vote to advance his confirmation.

During her fiery and extensive speech before her colleagues, Collins slammed the process as a “caricature of a gutter-level political campaign” based on “over-the-top rhetoric” from Democratic leaders.

The two Senators bring Kavanaugh’s support to a razor-thin 51-49 vote should all legislators cast their ballot as intended; meaning the tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence likely won’t be needed.

The Senate plans to hold a full vote on Judge Kavanaugh as early as Saturday afternoon.

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