Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has aligned with Democrats to sink Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately for the far left, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin joined Republicans to advance the nomination, and a vote is scheduled for Saturday.
According to Breitbart:
“Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unexpectedly broke with her party Friday and voted against ending debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, reinserting doubts over his final confirmation.
The rest of the Republican Senate caucus — including the two other Republicans who have most publicly wavered on Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) — voted for “cloture,” to end debate and set up a final Saturday floor vote on Kavanaugh’s fate. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined with Republicans, yielding 51 total votes and avoiding the need for Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie despite Murkowski’s last-minute break.
The fourth-term senator has long fostered a reputation as one of the Senate’s most liberal Republicans. Throughout the Democrats’ ongoing attempt to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, Murkowski has kept her cards close to her chest. Last week, she joined Flake and other reputed undecideds in supporting a seventh FBI background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh to focus on allegations of teenage sexual misconduct.”