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Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Friday, October 05 2018 Oct 5, 2018 October 05, 2018 4:58 AM October 05, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests dividing the nation. The 53-year-old judge made what were in effect closing arguments by acknowledging that he became "very emotional" when forcefully denying the allegations at a Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

But in an op-ed published Thursday, he insists he remains the same "hardworking, even-keeled" person as always. Tensions are high at the Capitol, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing ahead with little room for error. Republicans have a slim 51-49 hold on the Senate. A final vote is expected Saturday.

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