Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake revealed Friday that he will vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a final up-or-down vote, barring any significant changes.
He voted to advance the vote to the floor Friday. (RELATED: Jeff Flake Says ‘Not A Chance’ He Could Win Senate Campaign To Due To One Political Move)
SEN FLAKE says he plans to vote yes tomorrow on Kavanaugh unless something big changes and he doesn’t see what would change. Says was a hard decision for everybody.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) October 5, 2018
The Senate voted 51–49 to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination with one key Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski voting against the judge. Flake, Murkowski, and Maine Senator Susan Collins were seen as questionable votes on Kavanaugh. Murkowski’s “no” vote was however offset by a “yes” vote from West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin who represents a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins also voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination but said she will reveal her final vote in a 3 p.m. speech on the Senate floor. The advancement of Kavanaugh’s nomination gives the Senate 30 hours of debate before a straight up or down vote can occur.