Backed by senators, Kavanaugh on track for U.S

Republican of Maine speaks on her phone as she walks to a room to read the report on the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4 2018

She said on the Senate floor Friday evening that Kavanaugh is "a good man" but his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable". Susan Collins has indicated she is a "yes" vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Republicans hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate.

Yet Kavanaugh's pathway to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford and two other women emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s.

With the political world holding its breath, Collins spoke of a lack of "corroborating evidence" to back up Ford's claims that Kavanaugh was the man who assaulted her more than three decades ago. Waited until Kavanaugh had enough votes secured before he announced his support.

Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Collins said the accusations against Kavanaugh "fail to meet the more-likely-than-not standard".

Collins voted to end debate on Kavanaugh's confirmation, paving the way for a final vote. Yesterday both senators Flake and Collins said that the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation background report into Kavanaugh was "thorough" and did not corroborate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against the nominee.

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Two key Republican senators said they were satisfied with the FBI's background investigation report on October 4, and said it didn't corroborate the claims of the women accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct.

Murkowski said her decision was "agonizing" and she was "truly leaning" toward confirming Kavanaugh.

Trump has made appointing conservative judges a major plank of his presidency, and previous year his nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate.

Brett Kavanaugh looked headed for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court on Friday after crucial swing vote senator Susan Collins revealed that she would vote "yes" to confirm his appointment.

"Who wants to run for Senate in Maine?"

Mr Trump, who has made appointing conservative judges a major plank of his presidency, tweeted his approval for the Senate vote, saying he was "very proud".

But her lawyers say the investigation was insufficient.

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In the tense moments before the morning vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for whom a conservative Supreme Court majority would represent a career defining achievement, accused Democrats of trying to derail Kavanaugh's nomination with delaying tactics and obstruction - even though he is a possibly Washington's most accomplished master of the dark arts.

In public testimony last week Prof Ford said she had been assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh when they were both teenagers in 1982.

White House officials were cautiously optimistic going into the final push.

Confirming Mr Kavanaugh to the lifetime post would hand Mr Trump a clear victory and tip the balance on the court to a 5-4 majority in favour of conservatives in possible legal battles over contentious issues such as abortion rights, immigration, and Mr Trump's attempt to ban transgender people from the USA military.

Flake joins fellow Arizona Republican Sen.

In a statement on his decision to vote for Kavanaugh, Manchin expressed "reservations" against supporting him given the serious nature of the allegations against him, but said that based on the "information" available, he feels the Supreme Court nominee is a "qualified jurist".

She has been noticeably warm toward Kavanaugh since Trump nominated him in mid-July, despite her promise that she would not consider a nominee who is hostile to Roe.

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