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Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh

Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh

More than 2,400 law professors from across the country also signed a letter urging the Senate not to confirm Kavanaugh, citing his "aggressive" demeanor in the hearing.

A spokeswoman for Murkowski could not immediately confirm that the senator will oppose Kavanaugh on the final vote expected Saturday, but indicated it appeared that way.

Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesBrett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary committee over sexual assault allegations made against him.

The senator said he has been disgusted by Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

A Collins spokeswoman said Friday that while Collins would vote yes to proceed, the Maine Republican was still undecided on the final vote. As the tally neared an end, she spoke with Collins, a friend.

Kavanaugh's former schoolmate Dr Christine Blasey Ford pictured during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday.

Murkowski chose the opposite path. Protesters greeted senators with shouts of both opposition and support, and at one point the rallying chant "I believe survivors" echoed through a Senate office building. She told reporters Friday that Kavanaugh is "a good man" but maybe "not the right man for the court at this time". His fiery response stoked concern and doubt about whether Kavanaugh had the non-partisan temperament required to sit on the nation's highest court. Trump said in a tweet.

Official Twitter account of the Women's March labels Senator Susan Collins a 'rape apologist'. They were surrounded by colleagues from both parties after the vote. They said he also seemed ready to knock down President Barack Obama's health care law and to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's alleged connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of Kavanaugh's most ardent supporters. Ms. Collins will announce her decision Friday afternoon. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told reporters he still had not decided.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at near sunset in Washington Thursday Oct. 4 2018. ASSOCIATED PRESS

The vote came one day after Senate Republicans asserted that an Federal Bureau of Investigation report did not corroborate allegations the judge committed sexual assault. Steve Daines (R), who will be taking part in his daughter's wedding instead of voting. Senators often partner like that to allow an absence without affecting the outcome.

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the nation's capital yesterday, starting at the appeals court where Judge Kavanaugh now presides. And she still stuck to her conscience. She was re-elected in 2016. Kavanaugh denied all the allegations. Ford alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a social gathering during their high school years in the early 1980's. "I'm in awe of their courage, too", she said in a statement. And so, I have a very high standard. "But there was a lack of corroborating evidence". That was the day's first GOP victory in the spellbinding battle that's been fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and stalwart conservative support for Trump. "I look forward to his confirmation to the Supreme Court".

Besides interviewing and talking to people who know Kavanaugh, Collins said she assembled a team of 19 attorneys to assist her in examining his judicial record. According to CNN's Manu Raju, though, there's a chance Collins' final vote may be different from her yes vote this morning.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has said he intends to vote for Kavanaugh "unless something big changes". If confirmed, Kavanaugh could tip the court's balance toward conservatives for a generation.

But when all the votes were cast, ultimately Murkowski voted no and Collins voted yes.

When it was her turn, Murkowski stood up, paused, and whispered "no", her voice barely audible.

Then she took her seat, looking down with a stone-faced expression. The two huddled in deep conversation.

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