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Manchin, D-W.Va., announced his decision moments after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced during a lengthy speech on Friday that she would be voting for Trump's pick, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. He is attacking Joe Manchin, who is the only Democrat who voted to clear Brett Kavanaugh.

The senator, who replaced longtime Democrat Robert C. Byrd upon his death in 2010 and was first elected to the same seat in 2012, is running against West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on November 6.

That's because Republican senators who had been wavering on the issue have come down, with one exception, on Mr Kavanaugh's side.

Flake's announcement Friday was far from wholehearted. As the clerk read names in alphabetical order on a procedural vote to move the nomination forward, all eyes were on Murkowski. That includes a visit September 29 to WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

Kavanaugh now has enough support to be confirmed in a vote planned for Saturday afternoon. She supports the #MeToo movement, Collins said, calling it badly needed and long overdue.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied all allegations made against him.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 4, 2018.

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Murkowski was re-elected in 2016 and Senators serve six-year terms, so she will be in office until at least 2022. But Collins said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no corroborating evidence from witnesses whose names Ford had provided. Both parties are hoping the bitter struggle will energize their most loyal voters to stream to the polls in less than five weeks, when GOP control of the House and perhaps the Senate is in play.

Protesters have confronted lawmakers on the street and in elevators throughout the week.

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe struck a tone that many Republicans have adopted in the case: Sympathy and respect for Ford, but due process for Kavanaugh.

Even if Kavanaugh is confirmed, Collins should not be able to get away with the claim that it's "more likely than not" that Kavanaugh is innocent of behaviors beneath the dignity of the court. "Many of these Republicans are up in 2020, and our work to hold them accountable will begin immediately".

Senator Joe Manchin is facing a hard re-election campaign in West Virginia, a traditionally Republican state that Mr Trump won by a landslide.

By Friday, reporters speculated about what she ate for lunch with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby.

When she finished, Collins received applause from the roughly two dozen GOP senators present. The lone holdout Senator, Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, has indicated that she might vote no.

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"I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, I believe he is a good man", she said.

A final confirmation vote was set for around 3:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) on Saturday.

Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's roll call vote seems destined to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side.

Flake forced Republicans to launch the additional investigation last week after a tense negotiation with Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats.

Well, the White House fought for this nomination, and won.

But Collins, a moderate, pro-choice lawmaker from ME, said Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him lacked corroborating evidence. Trump said in a tweet.

She praised his judicial record and argued there was no corroboration of sexual assault charges made against him by psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. They also challenged the veracity of some of his Judiciary Committee testimony.

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A vote on confirmation could happen as early as Saturday.

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