Insiders at the U.S. Senate have repeatedly confirmed that Republicans have the votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The vote will likely take early next week.
Politico reporter Burgess Everett confirmed that the Senators in question – Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Susan Collins (R-ME) will all vote in favor of Kavanaugh.
Donnelly, Manchin, Murkowski and Collins are all expected to vote the same way, per senators and aides
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) September 28, 2018
Thursday hearings may have been the most dramatic in Senate history. After a bizarre and moving performance by accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh fought back to defend his honor and save his nomination. Republicans in the Senate have scheduled the vote to move Kavanaugh out of the Judiciary Committee and set the procedural vote for the Senate.
Matt Vespa at Townhall also confirmed that Kavanaugh’s appointment is a done deal:
With the Senate Judiciary Committee holding a vote at 9:30 A.M. tomorrow, a Senate insider has told Townhall that Kavanaugh has the votes to make it out of committee and the votes to be confirmed on the floor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sens. Flake (R-AZ), Collins (R-ME), Murkowski (R-AK), and Manchin (D-WV) are expected to vote in favor of Kavanaugh. All the Republicans are voting yes. Also, in the rumor mill, several Democrats may break ranks and back Kavanaugh. That’s the ball game, folks.
Interesting: A source close to Senator Manchin tells me now, "Short of claims that definitively prove Dr. Ford's allegations or a realization that Kavanaugh will gut the healthcare law, Manchin will side with the overwhelming number of people in WV who want Kavanaugh confirmed."
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) September 28, 2018
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WIth no corroborating witnesses or evidence, along with no timetable of the allegations, it’s appearing that these last-minute shots at Kavanaugh didn’t hit hard enough to stop Kavanaugh’s momentum.
Kavanaugh, an accomplished Judge who is highly recommended by the American Bar Association, has an impeccable record. Senate Democrats sat on this information for many weeks, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) even knew about the allegations during her private meetings with Kavanaugh, yet never disclosed this information to him.
Kavanaugh fought back tears as he defended his name against Ford’s serious allegations. Mark Judge, the man Ford says was in the room at the time of the alleged assault, has sworn in a statement that it never took place. The two other witnesses Ford mention also have no memory of such an attack.
Meanwhile, Democrats are already prepared for defeat and announcing they would start impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh if he is confirmed.
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