Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

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