Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Moves Forward Amidst Protests

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Members of U.S. Capitol Police put barricade in position in front of the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists staged a rally to protest against Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Friday, the Senate held a preliminary vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, only a day after reviewing the FBI’s supplemental report. Kavanaugh’s confirmation remains unclear, with three undecided Republican senators—Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska—and some Democrats said to be wavering. We’ll get the latest on the odds of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.


Lorraine Woellert, White House reporter, Politico

Robert Barnes, Supreme Court reporter, The Washington Post