Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will get a final floor vote, after senators voted 51-49 Friday to advance his nomination.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), one a handful of senators still on the fence concerning Kavanaugh, voted against advancing the judge in the cloture vote, while fellow undecided Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) voted to advance the nomination.
The Senate’s vote comes amid Kavanaugh’s vehement denials that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in the 1980s.
A final confirmation vote is expected Saturday.