A Democrat Just Jumped On the Kavanaugh Confirmation Bandwagon

Moments after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a lone Democrat announced he too would support the judge.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the only Democratic senator thus far to pledge his support for Brett Kavanaugh.

With Collins announcing her support, Manchin’s vote is a bit moot – Republicans appear to have the 50 votes necessary to get Kavanaugh confirmed. In the event of a tie, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote.

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The Associated Press reports on Manchin’s decision.

The remaining undecided Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, says he will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The West Virginia senator announced his decision moments after the remaining undecided Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, said she would vote to confirm the nominee.

Kavanaugh is now set to have the votes needed to be confirmed. A vote is expected Saturday.

Manchin says he has reservations because of the sexual misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh and the judge’s temperament in denying them. But he says in a statement he is casting his vote on “what is best for West Virginia.”

Amid a divisive confirmation that has split the Senate and the nation, Manchin says he hopes Kavnaugh “will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court.”

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