This key Senator just let the world know how she’s voting on Kavanaugh
The Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is imminent.
It’s going to come down to the wire.
And one senator – who was previously on the fence – just made an announcement that changes everything.
Susan Collins (R-ME) is a self-described “moderate.”
Many have speculated that she could vote “NO” on Kavanaugh because of her ardent support for Planned Parenthood and abortion.
But she stepped up to the mic and announced she intends to vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Fox News reports:
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Friday said she intends to vote in favor of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation — a crucial vote that likely secures Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the nation’s highest court.
“I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” she said on the Senate floor.
She said the confirmation had resembled a “caricature of a gutter-level political campaign” and criticized Democrats for announcing their opposition to Kavanaugh before his name was even announced. She also criticized outside groups for distorting Kavanaugh’s record and “over-the-top rhetoric.”
As she began her speech, she was interrupted by protesters urging her to vote “no.” The Senate was flooded by protesters in the days leading up to the vote, with activists hounding Republicans and urging them to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, citing decades-old sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
The vote is scheduled to happen on Saturday evening.
But with several senators still yet to proclaim their final intentions including Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), anything could happen.
Just consider last week’s vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Early morning reports said never-Trumper Jeff Flake was a “yes” vote.
But later changed his tune after being confronted in an elevator by leftwing activists.
He ultimately voted Kavanaugh out of committee after caving to the Democrats’ demands for yet another FBI investigation.
George Soros-backed protesters have all but blockaded senate offices.
Will their intimidation tactics flip another senator to their side?
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Update 10/5/18 9:03PM Murkowski has indicated that she will vote “no” and Manchin has said he will vote “yes” to confirm Kavanaugh.