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Here’s What Happened Inside The Chamber As GOPers Pushed Kavanaugh Closer To Confirmation

on October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) walks through the Capitol before a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) walks through the Capitol before a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Manchin voted yes in the 51-49 Senate procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 5, 2018 12:51 pm

If members of GOP Senate leadership were confident Friday that they had the votes to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh closer to confirmation, they certainly didn’t show it as they waited in the chamber for the procedural vote to begin.

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