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Kavanaugh vote at 1:30, Flake to vote yes

Senate Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (L) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Senator Jeff Flake (center) will vote to confirm Brett Kavanuagh. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a 1:30 p.m. vote on sending Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. The committee was initially set to vote at 9:30 a.m.

The bottom line: Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has announced he will vote to approve the Kavanaugh nomination — all but assuring the committee will approve it.