The Senate is predicted to remain in session all evening Friday as senators brace for a ultimate vote Saturday afternoon on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court docket nomination.
The Senate voted 51-49 earlier Friday to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination. Underneath the chamber’s guidelines, senators have a further 30 hours to debate his nomination earlier than a ultimate vote takes place.
Senators are anticipated to fritter away the 30 hours of debate by staying up all evening to offer speeches on Kavanaugh’s nomination from the Senate flooring.
The uncommon all-night session comes as Kavanaugh seems to be a lock for affirmation.
Republicans have a slim 51-seat majority, which means they will afford to lose one GOP senator earlier than they wanted assist from Democrats.