Washington, October 5: Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh advanced to final voting on Friday for becoming the Associate Supreme Court Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In the Senate Judiciary Committee Voting, fifty-one votes were polled in favour of Kavanaugh, while 49 votes were polled against him. The final voting will take place on Saturday. According to a report published in The New York Times, Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, said her vote to move the confirmation forward did not signal how she will vote in the end. She will announce her position at 3 p.m. (local time).
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia also voted in favour of Kavanaugh. However, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also voted against the 53-year-old Judge. President Donald Trump expressed happiness over the result of the voting. In his tweet, he said, “Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting “YES” to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!”
Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting “YES” to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2018
On July 10, Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The 53-year-old judge currently serves as a US Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His promotion was put on hold after a series of sexual assault allegations slapped on him. U.S. Supreme Court Fight: Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford Give Contradictory but Powerful Accounts
Dr Christine Blasey Ford alleged Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982 when he was 17-year-old. The 53-year-old judge will replace long-serving conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement at the age of 81 on June 27 this year. The US president also nominated three judges Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett for this post.