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Collins to vote "yes" on Kavanaugh

Susan Collins surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main). Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Republican Senator Susan Collins announced on the Senate floor that she will vote "yes" to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Why it matters: Kavanaugh will be confirmed. Collins defended his judicial record and said the allegations against him "fail to meet" a standard of proof to prevent him from serving on the court.

Key quotes: "I could not help but feel that some people who wanted to engineer the defeat of this nomination cared little, if at all, for her well-being." ... "My fervent hope is that Brett Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in the Supreme Court so that we have far fewer 5-4 decisions and so that public confidence in our judiciary and our highest court is restored."

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