"If my good friend Steve Daines can participate in his daughter's wedding and ensure Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, I'm happy to help for the sake of family and country", Gianforte said in a statement.
Republicans control the Senate by a meagre 51-49 margin.
"November is coming", said one of their banners.
Now that Kavanaugh has cleared the procedural vote, his confirmation, political observers believe would be easy, unless a major last-minute hiccup pops up. Every voting Republican backed the 53-year-old conservative judge.
Dianne Feinstein of California, the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, said Kavanaugh's testimony at last week's dramatic hearing should "worry us all", citing what she called "a hostility and belligerence that is unbecoming" of a Supreme Court nominee. Confirmation would be a crowning achievement for Trump, his conservative base and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. And the nature of the fight over Kavanaugh will trigger recriminations inside the Senate and political reverberations outside for years to come.
It represents the culmination of a decades-long project by the conservative movement to construct a like-minded majority on the Supreme Court which has been a defining and unifying cause in successive congressional and presidential campaigns. "Women will not forget this".
Before the sexual accusations grabbed the Senate's and the nation's attention, Democrats had argued that Kavanaugh's rulings and writings as an appeals court judge raised serious concerns about his views on abortion rights and a president's right to bat away legal probes.
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Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis, missing out on a 16th Test ton. Tendulkar was aged 17 when he scored 119 not out against England in 1990, but that was in his ninth Test match.
Numerous demonstrators held signs reading "I am a survivor, not a troublemaker", recalling the #troublemaker hashtag used by President Donald Trump on Friday in reference to protesters who opposed Kavanaugh's nomination. He shot to the forefront of what is likely the most contentious confirmation fight in American history when, as a Senate Judiciary Committee member, he refused to signal his support for Kavanaugh as allegations against him multiplied.
Trump took the brutal battle to a new stage earlier Friday when he dismissed female anti-Kavanaugh protesters who have cited their own experiences of sexual assault as "elevator screamers".
A much larger crowd of protesters is watching the demonstration from behind a barricade.
Some screams could be heard in the gallery ahead of the vote, with Vice President Mike Pence calling for order to be restored. He said Democrats' treatment of Kavanaugh has been "nothing short of monstrous". But she also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no corroborating evidence from witnesses whose names Ford had provided.
"We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy", said Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican.
Mr Manchin, the only remaining undeclared politician, used an emailed statement to announce his support for Mr Kavanaugh moments after Ms Collins finished talking, making him the only Democrat supporting the nominee. Manchin, the only Democrat supporting the nominee, faces a competitive re-election race next month in a state Trump carried in 2016 by 42 percentage points.
Murkowski said many of her colleagues had expressed shock at how prevalent the issue of sexual assault is across the country.
A key procedural vote Friday morning passes with a simple majority and that starts the clock for a final confirmation vote on judge Brett Kavanaugh to happen by Saturday afternoon, October 6 at around 5 p.m.