Senate votes 51-49 to move ahead with final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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The Senate voted 51-49 Friday morning to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in a critical test of support.

A final confirmation vote is expected Saturday.

Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Susan Collins supported the motion, as did Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who had been undecided. GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted no.

 

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