The Senate has just announced that it is moving forward with the confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh, saying they’ve scheduled the first procedural floor vote for Saturday after tomorrow morning’s committee vote:
Plan is for the Judiciary Committee to vote tomorrow. Motion to proceed on the Senate floor on Saturday at noon, per senators leaving the meeting— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 28, 2018
BREAKING: Sen GOP plans first floor vote on Kavanaugh for Saturday, 12 noon.— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) September 28, 2018
That will be procedural vote. Unclear if GOP has 50.
Committee vote to happen tomorrow 9:30 as planned.
Judiciary Committee holding vote on Kavanaugh nomination tomorrow, with a motion to proceed on Senate floor on Saturday, Cassidy says— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) September 28, 2018
Wow, floor vote has been set for Saturday. That suggests some confidence.— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) September 28, 2018
I’m so glad they aren’t delaying the voting any longer. This must happen. Kavanaugh just had his reputation and his family drug through the mud because Democrats wanted to destroy him.
And I think it is a good sign that they do have or will have the votes by the early part of next week, whey they hold the final floor vote. It should happen on Tuesday if I’m not mistaken.
It’s also been reported that Murkowski, Collins, Flake, and Manchin have been huddling together in private after the hearing to figure out what they want to do. Perhaps this move is a sign that they are voting for him. We’ll see.