He said that all the anti-Kavanaugh attacks and protests from the left actually ended up being a political gift for Republicans heading into November's midterms. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) Likewise, 48 of 49 Democrats were believed to be certain nos.
Republican plans to confirm Kavanaugh could still be slightly complicated by the personal life of Montana Republican Sen.
Unsurprisingly, people have dug up that old tweet and are now using it point out Collins' apparent hypocrisy regarding her position on Kavanaugh. "All the sympathy I'm seeing right now for Brett Kavanuagh, while she's being mocked, while she's being demeaned", he said.
It seems highly unlikely, but Collins could potentially still change her mind before the confirmation vote.
Flake was largely responsible for last Friday's drama before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Kavanaugh's nomination. That roll call will end a contest fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and Trump's unyielding support of his nominee. But moments before senators voted, he complicated things. Two other women also came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. He was referring to Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party while they attended Yale University in the 1980s.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the actions of Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have tarnished the dignity of the upper chamber.
A last minute deadline oriented FBI investigation appeared to gave a near clean chit to Kavanaugh, which Is believed to have tilted the balance in his favor.
Daines made clear he wouldn't be in attendance if there was a Saturday vote to GOP leaders earlier this week, a source says. "It's never going to get any easier, so it's time to pull the trigger and get this done". Kavanaugh is expected to to be confirmed by the Senate later Saturday.
Enough senators have indicated they will support him to put him over the edge, with a likely margin of two votes.
Trump, seeking a legacy as the president who put a strongly conservative stamp on the court, said on Saturday before the vote that Kavanaugh would do "great, great" job there.
Ford's legal team was also adamant that neither they nor Ford leaked the letter she wrote to Sen.
In another development, more than 2,400 law professors had signed on a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, saying Kavanaugh lacks judicial temperament and thus is disqualified from sitting on the nation's highest court, according to a report of The Washington Post.