A GOP senator could miss a Senate affirmation vote for Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh this weekend as a result of his daughter is getting married on Saturday.
Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesHow the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch Key conservation fund for parks set to expire Montana lawmakers cheer recommendation to ban mining north of Yellowstone MORE (R-Mont.) will stroll his daughter down the aisle for her marriage ceremony whatever the timing of the vote, a Daines spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.
Senate Republican leaders plan to carry a key procedural vote Friday morning, organising a possible affirmation vote for Saturday afternoon.
It’s unclear if Daines’ journey will influence the timing of the vote.
“If there may be any change to timing or any bulletins on votes, we’ll you’ll want to get the data out as we all the time do,” a spokesperson for Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFord attorneys slam FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation for not interviewing Ford, witnesses McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday Rand Paul’s wife pens letter to Booker following protests, threats against husband MORE‘s (R-Ky.) workplace stated in an announcement to The Hill.
Republicans at the moment maintain a 51-49 majority within the Senate and might solely afford one defection if Democrats unanimously vote in opposition to Kavanaugh. Three Republicans remained undecided on Thursday.
Daines can be a dependable vote in favor of Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh’s affirmation course of was upended after three girls went public with allegations in opposition to him of sexual misconduct whereas he was in highschool and school.
Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire MORE (R-Ariz.), who was later joined by key undecided votes Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire MORE (R-Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire MORE (R-Alaska) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinMcConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday Kavanaugh fight puts Senate on edge of precipice Poll: Heitkamp trails Cramer by 12 points in North Dakota MORE (D-W.V.), threatened to withhold his affirmation vote if the FBI didn’t open an inquiry into the accusations.
The FBI returned the outcomes of a week-long investigation into the allegations to the Senate on Thursday.
Many Senate Republicans declare that there was no corroborating proof for any of the claims in opposition to Kavanaugh and have vowed to substantiate the nominee this weekend.
Flake and Collins each famous after studying the report that they believed the FBI investigation was thorough, indicating they might be leaning towards voting to substantiate Kavanaugh.
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