BRETT KAVANAUGH U.S. SUPREME COURT VOTE LIVE UPDATES: Senate readies to vote on confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Debate continued in the Senate chamber Saturday as the clock ticked down to a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senate Republicans, with the help of Democrat Joe Manchin, voted Friday to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final floor vote that is expected to take place Saturday afternoon.

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With Collins’ promise of a “yes” vote, followed minutes later by Manchin’s vow to do the same, Kavanaugh appears to have enough votes to be confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice.

Live updates

2:09 p.m.:

Protestors have staged a sit-in in the middle of the street in front of the Supreme Court. Several have been arrested.

Protestors are pumping their fists and carrying signs. The crowd has been chanting, “November is coming!” and “Vote them out!”

1:30 p.m.: The vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is now expected to take place at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

1:21 p.m: People  continue to protest in Washington.

12:50 p.m.: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is expected to be voting “present” instead of “no” during the vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation so that Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, can attend his daughter’s wedding, according to Fox News

Murkowski broke with Republicans on Friday to vote “no” on ending debate on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Daines had said he would attend his daughter’s wedding then fly back to Washington on Saturday night to vote in favor of Kavanaugh if his vote was needed.

If Murkowski votes “present” and not “no” then Daines’ vote would not be needed to confirm Kavanaugh to the court. 

12:21 p.m.:  Capitol Police said they arrested 101 people Friday as they protested Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Seventy-eight were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate office buildings and six were arrested on the Senate Gallery for protesting during Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ speech on the floor. 

Sixteen were also arrested for blocking the street in front of the Supreme Court, and one was arrested for marijuana use.

11:59 a.m.: President Donald Trump has tweeted his  support for the upcoming confirmation vote.

 


Protesters march toward the Supreme Court as they demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

7:30 a.m.:

People have gathered in Atlanta at Woodruff Park to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: 

 

 

 



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