It was not clear that Kavanaugh would have the votes for confirmation until Collins said in a Senate floor speech that she would support his nomination. The vote unfolded with protesters shouting from the gallery.
Kavanaugh's nomination became an intense personal and political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her in the upstairs bedroom of a home in a wealthy suburb of Washington in 1982. "Without a hearing", King wrote, referencing the sexual misconduct allegations that prompted him to resign his seat as senator for Minnesota.
But Collins, a moderate, pro-choice lawmaker from ME, said Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him lacked corroborating evidence.
Protesters gathered on Capitol Hill prior to the vote, chanting "November is coming!" and "Vote them out!". "If they won't listen to our voices, then they'll listen to our vote". "Vote them out!" and carried signs including, "I am a survivor, not a troublemaker!".
But with both the Democrats and Republicans preaching their own "blue" and "red" waves, respectively, who has the momentum with the midterms a month away?
If the vote goes as expected, Kavanaugh will become President Trump's second appointment to the Supreme Court, creating a conservative 5-4 majority on the nation's highest court for years to come.
Support from Collins and Manchin would give Kavanaugh at least 51 votes, assuming no one else changes their stance.
"I have no doubt", Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because "there's nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I'm very honoured to have chosen him".
Murkowski's rejection of Kavanaugh marked the third time she has opposed a Supreme Court nominee - but the first against a nominee from a Republican president.
Several polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind, jumped after the Kavanaugh hearing last week.
"It can have a lasting impact", said White House spokesman Raj Shah.
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed as the next US Supreme Court justice, despite sexual assault allegations.
Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired earlier this year.
"From start to finish, President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has been one of the saddest moments in the history of the Senate", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said.
President Donald Trump talks on the tarmac to members of the media during his arrival at Topeka Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Topeka, Kan.
After touting the economy and unemployment, and bringing gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and House candidate Steve Watkins on stage, Trump returned to Democrats, attacking potential 2020 opponents and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including one riff where he appeared to imagine beating up Joe Biden.
Beyond the sexual misconduct allegations, Democrats raised questions about Mr. Kavanaugh's temperament and impartiality after he delivered defiant, emotional, testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he denounced their party.
"I thought that Susan was incredible yesterday", Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House to fly to Kansas for a political rally.
"We're very honored that he was able to withstand this frightful, awful attack by the Democrats".
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There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was". Ms Heitkamp, meanwhile, noted that Mr Trump himself called for a "broader" FBI investigation into the allegations .
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The price of locking in a conservative Supreme Court majority for decades may be loosing control of Congress this November. Earlier, the FBI delivered the results of its investigation on the sexual assault allegations to United States senators.
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The MACC added that Rosmah was arrested after obtaining the Attorney General's Chamber's permission to charge her. Najib lost the May election to his one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad, who swiftly reopened a probe into 1MDB.
Colorado's bats never came alive against Buehler while Marquez allowed four runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings on the mound. Chicago hit back to level in the fifth inning when Anthony Rizzo blasted a solo home run into right field to make it 1-1.
Trump launched this year. "I was heartened to spend time with the students". "It is a handsome thing to see", wrote Trump. Trump left the country after five-hours visit and headed to Kenya and she will also visit Egypt having visited Ghana.
Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted to see his tactics come off in victory over Champions League opponents Liverpool . Liverpool were also handicapped by an injury to Guinean midfielder Naby Keita inside the first 20 minutes.
And when Messi made it 4-2 in the 90th minute, it was Suarez once again whose dummy created space for Barcelona's No.10 to score. Tottenham Hotspur have a big game coming up in the Champions League when they host La Liga giants FC Barcelona .
Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot
Gabriel trapped his opening partner Rahul in front with a sharp incoming delivery to give the West Indies an early breakthrough. According to Cricbuzz, coach Stuart Law has shown vast faith in the two young pacers: Keemo Paul and Sherman Lewis.
More photos of Melania Trump’ s visit to Ghana
Emintsimadze Palace, in Cape Coast, named after the former President of the United States, after his visit to the Palace. She also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital.
Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said contaminated water can enter through the nose and pass through the body. A 29-year-old surfer died from what is commonly known as a "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting a resort in Waco, Texas .
Rockies avoid Scherzer in series finale vs. Nationals
The Dodgers now advance to the NLDS, where they will host the Atlanta Braves in a best of five series beginning on Thursday. Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth to account for Colorado's first run.
Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller
Maddon tore through his entire position-player roster and used three of his four postseason starting pitchers in this game. Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a anxious Joe Maddon offered these words to The Post.