Update: The time of the vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has been moved up to between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. EDT.
The Senate is set to vote Saturday afternoon on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans, with the help of Democrat Joe Manchin, voted Friday to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final floor vote. The procedural vote on Friday limited debate on the nomination and moved the process to a likely vote by the full Senate sometime on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s how you can watch the historic vote.
What’s going on now: Senators – mostly Democrats, who have said they plan to use the 30 hours of debate granted by the cloture motion – have been delivering speeches to a nearly empty chamber since midday Friday. The speeches will likely continue through Saturday, up until the call for the vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
What time: The vote will come at the end of the 30-hour period that began on Friday at 10:52 a.m. EDT. The vote is expected to be taken sometime between 3:35 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. EDT.
What channel: Cable news networks and network channels will be broadcasting the Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. You can also watch the vote on C-SPAN 2.
Livestream: You can watch the Senate livestream by clicking here.
What has to happen for Kavanaugh to be confirmed: If no senator changes his or her cloture vote, then Kavanaugh will be confirmed by a vote of 51-49.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, will be attending his daughter’s wedding on Saturday in Montana, so, unless his vote is needed for the nomination to pass, he may not return to Washington to vote.
If no senator changes his or her cloture vote and Daines does not return to vote, the vote would likely be 50-49.
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