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Collins, other key senators will back the Supreme Court nominee in Saturday floor vote
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, giving him the support needed to win the lifetime appointment. In her speech to the Senate, she defended Judge Kavanaugh while acknowledging Christine Blasey Ford's "sincere, painful and compelling" testimony and the legitimacy of the "Me Too" movement. Photo: AP
WASHINGTON—Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the last undecided Republican senator, said in a floor speech Friday that she would vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, delivering the key 50th vote for the judge and ensuring that he will have enough support to get confirmed this weekend.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat facing a tough re-election, also said he would vote for Judge Kavanaugh.