Will the drama surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court ever end?
Earlier, Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana said he may not be able to vote for Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday because he will be attending his daughter’s wedding.
Billings Gazette reported:
Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he’s going to attend his daughter’s wedding back home in Montana on Saturday regardless of a possible weekend Senate vote on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Daines told The Associated Press Thursday in a statement that two things are going to happen this weekend: There’s going to be a new Supreme Court justice and Daines is going to walk his daughter down the aisle.
Daines has supported Kavanaugh throughout a confirmation process that’s turned increasingly bitter following sexual assault and misconduct allegations against the nominee.
Social media users expressed their outrage Thursday, arguing deployed soldiers miss family events all the time because they are overseas fulfilling their sworn duty.
It looks like Senator Daines may have heard us!
Donald Trump Jr. said Senator Daines has his vote covered!
Don Jr. tweeted: .
@SteveDaines is a good friend and hunting/fishing buddy and as far as his vote this weekend is concerned he tells me he has it covered. Coming from this man you can take that to the bank!
Via Chad Pergram: GOP MT Sen Daines tells Kavanaugh “he has made arrangements to be there to get him across the finish line as needed.” Daines initially said he may miss the Sat confirmation vote. Daines’s vote is essential to get the math to work. Daines’s daughter is getting married in MT Sat
RINOs Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake are still waffling in the hours leading up to the Kavanaugh vote.
As of Thursday evening, Susan Collins was still undecided on Kavanaugh even though she spent almost two hours in a SCIF reviewing the FBI report.
Lisa Murkowski spent Thursday afternoon meeting with Alaskan women who told her their stories of sexual assault.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a procedural vote for Friday morning which then sets up the confirmation vote for Saturday evening.