As we told you earlier, the Senate voted 51-49 to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a final vote that could take place late on Saturday. Republican Lisa Murkowski joined all Democrats in voting “no” on cloture, and former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau put it this way:
There is now bipartisan opposition in the Senate to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 5, 2018
That’s one way to look at it. Here’s another:
And thanks to Manchin, bipartisan support.
— Tommy Levi (@tslevi) October 5, 2018
Democrat Joe Manchin voted “yes” on cloture, so fact check: TRUE.
There’s also bipartisan support thanks to Manchin.
— Austin Neal (@aus_bon) October 5, 2018
By that definition there is too now bipartisan support. https://t.co/AIEwONqTDT
— Brett Gillespie (@brettagillespie) October 5, 2018
And bipartisan support. You're not very good at this.
— Chris DeRose (@chrisderose) October 5, 2018
There is also bipartisan support. C’mon dude. https://t.co/YcEzV2Bpw8
— Louis Abramson (@lab_rams) October 5, 2018
And bipartisan support! Cool!
— Josh Hull ☕️🍩 (@JRobertHull) October 5, 2018
However, this was just the cloture vote. The final vote results remain to be seen.