WATCH LIVE: Senate Takes Crucial Vote on Brett Kavanaugh


The Senate will take a key vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET Friday morning.

Friday’s vote will not be the final vote — but it’s widely expected that its outcome will be replicated on Saturday afternoon, when the official tally is taken. For technical purposes, the senators are taking a cloture vote, one which would usher in 30 hours of debate on the Kavanaugh nomination if it passes.

Prior to the vote, four Senators will speak on the floor. The ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will address the chamber. As will Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-NY).

All indications are that the vote is still too close to call — with as many as four Senators still on the fence.

The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET, with the speeches set to begin shortly after, and the vote slated to take place at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch above, via the Washington Post.

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