Red state Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly announces opposition to Kavanaugh

Senator Flake voted with his Republican colleagues to move Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation out of the committee stage and to a full Senate vote, but said he wants to delay the final confirmation vote for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations levelled against Mr Kavanaugh. There are 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Judge Kavanaugh angrily denied he had assaulted her or anyone.

"We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified".

"But the point is that there are teenage girls who don't tell stories to a lot of people and then it comes up", he concluded.

- NPR (@NPR) September 28, 2018The Senate will still proceed with a procedural vote to move ahead with Kavanaugh's nomination on Saturday, but they will put off the final floor vote until the Federal Bureau of Investigation finishes its review.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard explosive testimonies from Kavanaugh and Ford.

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The outgoing senator was a friend and fan of Kavanaugh's until the sexual misconduct allegations became public.

"Each appointment to our nation's highest court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote", Carlson told the committee, which was expected to vote on the nomination Friday.

After Flake released that statement, a woman who identified herself as a survivor of sexual assault confronted him on an elevator on Capitol Hill. On the Senate floor Wednesday, he indicated that his mind was not made up. He said: "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process".

Other senators backed Senator Flake's request, including Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, as well as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has been viewed as a possible vote in favour of Kavanaugh.

Corker is another outgoing senator who has had his fair share of disagreements with Trump.

She describes being at a small gathering of high school students in Maryland in 1982 when she was allegedly forced into an upstairs bedroom by two boys she identified as Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.

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Protesters rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the Senate Judiciary Committee debates his confirmation, September 28, 2018, at the Supreme Court in Washington. "They have to be comfortable with themselves", Trump said. Republicans can only afford to lose one GOP vote if all Senate Democrats opt to vote against the nomination, and many congressional observers are closely watching a pair of undecided moderate Republicans, Sens. But they ― it's a con job by the Democrats.

Donnelly voted in favor of President Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, while Tester opposed him. Kamala Harris told Refinery29 that the comment made it clear Kavanaugh is "a political operative" and showed "who he really is".

We will be covering events as they unfold during the day.

Heitkamp also voted Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court last year and faces an uphill election in her home state this year.

The president also expressed confidence in the confirmation process as an 11th-hour demand from a key Republican senator again threatened to derail the timeline for a Senate vote.

Despite skepticism over these two men, Kavanaugh himself and many on the right have granted that someone else may have tried to rape Ford, and she has misidentified or misremembered her attacker. "They're giving the women a major chance to speak".

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