U.S. Senate Debates Kavanaugh Before Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Last updated October, 6th at 6:46 AM est

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  • Oct 06, 2018 6:46 AM est | Jonathan Garthwaite       

The Townhall live update page for day two of the Kavanaugh debate and vote is starting up HERE

  • Oct 05, 2018 8:08 PM est | Matt Vespa       
  • Oct 05, 2018 8:07 PM est | Matt Vespa       
  • Oct 05, 2018 8:07 PM est | Matt Vespa       
  • Oct 05, 2018 8:07 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Murkowski hopes we can return to a less rancorous nomination process. 

  • Oct 05, 2018 8:01 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Murkowski says Kavanaugh is a good man and a learned judge, but cannot vote for him in good conscience for some reason ... not the right person for the Court at this time. She concedes that he will be confirmed, but is worried that the process is forever politicized to the detriment of good government.

  • Oct 05, 2018 7:53 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Murkowski is now explaining why she can't support this nomination...seems to be hitting at his temperament 

  • Oct 05, 2018 7:50 PM est | Matt Vespa       

She thinks that Kavanaugh won't be a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

  • Oct 05, 2018 7:49 PM est | Matt Vespa       

She is explaining what caused her to vote no today. 

  • Oct 05, 2018 7:47 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Murkowski was a "no" vote on the cloture motion. 

  • Oct 05, 2018 7:43 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the Senate floor

  • Oct 05, 2018 6:17 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Today was a great day—stressful—yes, but great. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) who looked very much like a “no” vote decided to not be bullied by the progressive left and vote in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. This clinches the ball game. Flake and Manchin are also yea votes. While Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) will be away from D.C. for his daughter’s wedding, he can always hop on a plane to fly back if needed. If this count holds, Kavanaugh can get across the finished line with 50 votes. It’s over. We won, the Democrats lost, and it’s a great day for America.

Also, while Trump’s 2016 win was great, this one is special. Collins vote gives conservatives the biggest win for a generation. We have a solid majority on SCOTUS. Sen. Klobuchar and others will continue to deliver speeches within the 30-hour period before the final vote tomorrow. We’ll be back with more updated in a bit. For now, go have a drink, grab some dinner, and celebrate the massive meltdown liberals are experiencing right now. Debating whether to send Michael Avenatti a gift basket for pushing the Left to overreach on this blitz against Kavanaugh. 

See you in a bit!

  • Oct 05, 2018 6:02 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) takes the Senate floor 

  • Oct 05, 2018 5:51 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Sen. Ted Cruz on the Senate floor now 

  • Oct 05, 2018 5:17 PM est | Townhall Staff       

Huge thanks to CPL (if unsure of acronym

  • Oct 05, 2018 5:01 PM est | Townhall Staff       

We're just as shocked... 

  • Oct 05, 2018 4:59 PM est | Townhall Staff       
  • Oct 05, 2018 4:57 PM est | Townhall Staff       

The protesters are still at it...

  • Oct 05, 2018 4:54 PM est | Lauretta Brown       

Sen. Menendez says that women having the basic right to make their own choices about their bodies is at stake.

  • Oct 05, 2018 4:45 PM est | Lauretta Brown       

Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) on the Senate floor discussing his opposition to Kavanaugh and quotes the philosopher Nietzsche, saying they are staring into the abyss.