Friday morning, the Senate held it’s first floor vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
By a vote of 51 to 49, the Senate voted to advance the nomination with their procedural cloture vote.
The Senate will now debate for up to 30 hours before holding a final vote, which is expected to take place Saturday afternoon or evening.
Three of four key senators voted “yes” to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Republican Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins both voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin voted yes.
Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski voted no.
Collins has not yet said whether she will actually support Kavanaugh in the final vote, but has stated that she will make her position known at 3pm ET today.
BREAKING: GOP Sen. Collins says she’ll vote to advance Kavanaugh nomination, will announce confirmation decision Friday afternoon.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 5, 2018
BREAKING: Key votes: Sen. Murkowski votes no on procedural vote to advance Judge Kavanaugh to final Senate confirmation vote; Sens. Flake, Manchin and Collins vote yes.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 5, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 5, 2018