Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted “no” on the cloture motion to end debate and advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted “yes,” advancing Kavanaugh forward.
Collins, Flake, and Manchin move "yes" to advance to the vote. Murkowski votes "no."
If these numbers are the same on final, Kavanaugh's got it locked. But there's no guarantee they will be. #AintOverTilItsOver
— Nate Madden (@NateMaddenCRTV) October 5, 2018
Murkowski was one of several moderate senators who had not declared their votes prior to Friday morning’s cloture vote. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will deliver a floor speech Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET declaring how she will vote in the final Kavanaugh vote on Saturday.
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