The Senate Votes to Advance Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

The Senate Votes to Advance Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

By Cory Seamer

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It looks like the Senate feels like Brett Kavanaugh is worthy enough to be advanced in his nomination for Supreme Court. The decision was  made on Friday afternoon.

Senators all across the country are recovering the heat of protests as they make their decision in the Kavanaugh case to advance him to Supreme Court after his sexual assault accusation. The last 2 undecided Senators are Susan Collins and Joe Manchin. If both vote no, Kavanaugh is done for as a Supreme Court nominee. If the votes are split, one “yes” and one “no”, the case will be stretched out a little longer, but he will become the next person on the Supreme Court. Susan Collin is expected to give her vote Friday evening.

Earlier today, Alaska Republican Senator Murkowski voted “no”. With her vote, she released a statement in which she said,

“I have been wrestling to really try to know what is fair and what is right. And the truth is that none of this has been fair. This hasn’t been fair to the judge, but I also recognize that we need to have institutions that are viewed as fair. And if people who are victims, if people who feel there is no fairness in our system of government, particularly within our courts, we’ve gone down a path that is not good and right for this country. And so, I have been wrestling with whether or not this was about the qualifications of a good man or is this bigger than the nominee? And I believe we are dealing with issues right now that are bigger than a nominee, and how we ensure that our institutions, not only the legislative branch but our judicial branch, continue to be respected. This is what I’ve been wrestling with.”

Many have said “The integrity of our Supreme Court is at stake.”  Would you agree?