If Murkowski asked to be recorded the same way she voted Friday - a "no" - Republican senators would have to preside over the Senate to keep the chamber open late into Saturday night and potentially early Sunday to wait for Daines to fly from Montana to DC. However, she said while she would vote "no" on Saturday, she would ask that her vote be registered as "present" so as not to jeopardize the majority - and allow a fellow Republican to attend his daughter's wedding instead of returning to Washington to vote.
Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination. Republican Susan Collins of ME added her name to the majority of Senate Republicans who are supporting Kavanaugh.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called Kavanaugh's confirmation "a low moment for the Senate, the court, and the country" and said of Kavanaugh, "He doesn't belong on the nation's highest bench". "I would say if we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", Mrs. Trump said while speaking to reporters in Egypt during a solo worldwide trip to Africa.
Deborah Ramirez says the Senate is "looking the other way" when it comes to her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were students at Yale. "It's just not worth it".
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"We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be", she said.
Dozens of people crowded into Ms Collins's office pleading with her staff to tell the senator to oppose Mr Kavanaugh, to no avail. "It will not change the outcome of the vote". Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said, "The Senate has been an embarrassment".
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. "We've heard those voices and I hope we have all learned something, that we owe it to the victims of sexual assault to do more and to do better and to do it now with them". Republicans narrowly control the Senate and have a somewhat larger majority in the House of Representatives.
While she respects her colleagues' support for Kavanaugh, Murkowski said, "I also that think we're at a place where we need to think about the credibility and integrity of our institutions".
Democrats paraded to a almost empty Senate chamber overnight and into Saturday to lambaste the nominee. A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby. "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.
Among those closely watched is Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, a frequent Trump critic who is not running for re-election and has expressed concern about Judge Kavanaugh. That could lead Republican leaders to delay the final vote on Kavanugh until Sunday or next week.
But his ascent to the Supreme Court was in serious doubt last week after research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford testified that he had sexually assaulted her at a Washington area party 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. Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.
Democrats also challenged Kavanaugh's honesty, temperament and ability to be nonpartisan after he fumed at last week's Judiciary hearing that Democrats had launched a "search and destroy mission" against him fueled by their hatred of Trump.
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court, the Palm Beach Post reported . Although a lifelong Republican, Stevens often sided with the liberal position in court rulings.
Otherwise, he said , "She'll get some nice photos and it won't do anything to move the needle on USA interests on the continent". Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.
Trump trashed Ford even though the FBI is looking into the matter, virtually prejudging the outcome of the limited investigation. Democrats are conducting a "full-fledged smear campaign" against the nominee, Sanders said during her prepared opening remarks.
But Kavanaugh's testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee was not an act of intimidation or manipulation. With a 51-seat majority, Republicans can only lose one vote - if all Democrats vote no on Kavanaugh.
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Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video , and analysis from ABC News . Kavanaugh has denied three other allegations against him, all involving women who have come forward publicly.
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