Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's roll call vote seemed assured to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side.
Her harrowing testimony sparked a delay of the vote and a supplemental FBI investigation on the allegations. "The fact that the FBI did not interview either Christine or Judge Kavanaugh, by itself, renders absurd any assertion that the investigation was 'thorough'".
Friday's announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made the final confirmation vote a formality, though still an emotional one.
Immediately after that speech, Manchin announced his support, calling Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist" who "will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court".
"I think that the MS speech had a great impact, yes - I think it was a very important thing", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to a political rally in Topeka, Kansas.
"An FBI investigation that did not include interviews of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh is not a meaningful investigation in any sense of the word", they said in a statement quoted in United States media. "It's just not worth it". Protesters have spent days in Washington urging swing senators like Collins and Murkowski to vote no. Trump's reference to Soros, who has supported pro-democracy movements around the world and the US Democratic Party for years, appeared to aim at inciting more support and anger from the president's conservative Christian base.
"I will be a "no" tomorrow", Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, said on the Senate floor.
The Kavanaugh saga however also forced the GOP to come down on the opposite side of the #MeToo movement, that has forced society to give greater credence to women who make allegations about powerful men and is now a significant political force.
McConnell, overseeing a razor-thin 51-49 GOP majority, said he became confident he had the votes only when the roll call happened Friday morning, when the Senate narrowly moved to advance Kavanaugh's nomination.
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that she opposes Kavanaugh because of his temperament.
Kavanaugh's confirmation leaves the Senate traumatized with Republicans and Democrats as estranged as at any time in recent memory, reflecting the cavernous divides in the country itself during a presidency that has ignited rare political passions. "He's a good man, he's clearly a learned judge, but in my conscience, because that's how I have to vote at the end of the day, I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time", she said.
Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court protesting the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who has repeatedly battled Trump and will retire in January, said he'd vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation "unless something big changes". That reflected Democrats' lasting umbrage over Republicans' 2016 refusal to even consider Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
The final Senate vote is expected Saturday, but enough senators have committed to backing him after a tumultuous political battle inflamed by allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.
Still, she sent signals that Kavanaugh had cleared a hurdle by reassuring her that he believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights is settled law. "This is why women don't report sexual assaults", he said.
Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday evening.
Ford agreed to testify in a high-profile hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27.
Only two batsmen, Lokesh Rahul (0) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7), got out without posting double-digit scores. Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman.
Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who's considered the most vulnerable member of her party, announced Thursday she is a no vote. Democrats claimed throughout the week that the FBI's additional background check was not sufficient due to its limited scope.
A wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis, predominantly settlers, broke out in 2015, but they have since become sporadic. Hamas claimed responsibility for the West Bank murder, setting off a mass Israeli response against the group.
Jose Mourinho has revealed how Manchester United mastered a magical 3-2 come back against Newcastle United at the weekend. He has scored 20 goals already for LA Galaxy, and is in excellent form. "We have to concentrate on Manchester United".
His drug, known commercially as Yervoy, became the first to extend the survival of patients with late-stage melanoma. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a central role in the body's natural immunity to disease.
Alabama and Georgia - along with waterlogged North and SC - remain very much in the path of this system over the coming week. The NHC has forecast that Michael is slated to strengthen and will bring heavy rains, damaging winds , and storm surge .
They said the firm would now "sunset" the app, which failed to truly challenge market leader Facebook , citing "very low usage". However, this breach has to be seen in the larger context of what's going on more generally with data privacy and security.
Pyongyang demands the removal of the 28,500 US troops stationed in the South to deter North Korean military adventurism. Post-summit nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang were rocky and quickly settled into a stalemate.
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The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy". She added that the castle is a "special place". Other stops include Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
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