Joe Manchin may be America’s hero Saturday morning. He broke party lines Friday morning in a Senate vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote to the Senate floor, scheduled for Saturday. The vote went along party lines, with one defection for each party.

Lisa Murkowski, Republican senator from Alaska, voted “no” to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation to a final floor vote. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, voted “yes.” If this vote indicates how Saturday’s confirmation vote will go, then Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed Saturday morning. Even if one Republican flips between now and Saturday’s vote, VP Pence’s tie-breaking vote will secure Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
 
I can’t describe how proud I am of Brett Kavanaugh and his family. They went through a torturous hell and never gave up. Kavanaugh knows America needs him and he stuck with it.

Now, it appears, the Supreme Court will have a clear conservative majority of justices who interpret the Constitution as it was written. Roe v. Wade stands a good chance of repeal and being delegated to the states, the minority blue states likely continuing the abhorrent practice of abortion, the red states likely outlawing the state-sanctioned murder of the most defenseless among us, the unborn.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will get a final floor vote, reports CBS, after enough senators voted 51-49 to advance his nomination Friday.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, one of four undecided key senators, voted against advancing Kavanaugh in a procedural vote, while Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, voted to advance his nomination. That does not necessarily mean those senators will vote the same way in a final vote, the timing of which has yet to be announced.

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The vote comes amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. The first floor vote on Kavanaugh Friday took place one day after Republicans and Democrats reviewed the FBI report detailing interviews about allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the nominee. Republicans can only afford to lose one Republican, if all Democrats vote against Kavanaugh — but Manchin’s support in the first floor vote indicates that might change.

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In a tight race for re-election, Manchin will, no doubt, gain Republican votes with a “yes” vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.