Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court – The Washington Post

Interesting. So Murkowski would’ve been a “no” if Daines had been there? So, she allowed a 2-vote margin rather than closing it to a more narrow margin? Not sure what the significance is.

«Saturday’s vote broke largely along party lines, with one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, supporting Kavanaugh, and one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, opposing his nomination.

Murkowski asked that she be recorded “present” in a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who missed the vote due to his daughter’s wedding. That ensured the same two-vote margin that would have resulted had Daines been there to vote.»

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