Judge Brett Kavanaugh is expected to clear a major procedural vote Friday, with a final confirmation vote expected Saturday.
Kavanaugh would join Justice Neil Gorsuch as President Trump’s 2nd Supreme Court choice.
The confirmation comes despite a historic smear campaign by the Democrats and their far left allies against Kavanaugh.
According to Politico:
“Republican leaders insist they don’t speak for the three GOP holdouts, but they sure talk like they’ve already won the battle for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The confidence was on open display as the party’s chief vote counter, speaking at a news conference Thursday, all but guaranteed that Kavanaugh will clear a procedural hurdle on Friday and be confirmed a day later. He and other top Republicans had reason to cheer, after Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine gave encouraging early remarks about the FBI’s much-anticipated Kavanaugh report, enough to seal the confirmation if their statements translate into votes.
Most Republicans view that FBI inquiry as essentially exonerating Kavanaugh of two women’s allegations of sexual misconduct. They don’t want to get out ahead of Collins, Flake and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), but believe the trio’s main concerns about the nominee have now been addressed.
Standing alongside fellow Judiciary Committee members, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) referred to the judge’s confirmation as a foregone conclusion. He told reporters the Senate would put an end to “this circus-like atmosphere” this weekend when it votes “to finally confirm this good man to this important position.”