The first vote in the three-step process to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh will happen Friday morning, according to Senate sources.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Friday on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, setting up a Saturday procedural vote by the full Senate and a final confirmation vote on Tuesday.
The decision to proceed with the voting came just a few hours after the conclusion of an emotion-packed hearing that aired a flimsy, decades-old, and uncorroborated sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh against which the Federal Judge more-than-adequately defended himself.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said after a closed-door GOP meeting Thursday night that the leadership has not determined whether they have at least 50 votes needed to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination on the Senate floor.
“They haven’t done a whip count,” Cassidy said after the meeting.
Among the undetermined votes are Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz and all likely heard Sen. Lindsey Graham’s warning.
“To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics.”
That same message resounds with the Republican base across the country. They should vote yes if they want us to do the same.