Immediately after Collins' speech, Manchin of West Virginia issued a statement declaring his support. She broke with fellow moderate Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who opposes the nominee.
Trump, himself accused by numerous women during the 2016 presidential election of sexual misconduct, tweeted his approval of the Senate vote on Friday, saying, "Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!".
The vote was not a quiet affair. Another 101 protesters were arrested Friday, the U.S. Capitol Police said.
Pringle described the move as an "ill-advised decision" and said he believes Trump takes farmers' votes for granted. Richard Blumenthal "Da Nang Dick" for his misrepresentation of his service in Vietnam on the trail in 2010, mocking him for his comments on television Friday about honesty in the Kavanaugh confirmation process. To date, only one Supreme Court justice has been impeached, though he was acquitted.
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"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said.
Adding to the day's drama, women protesters in the Senate gallery shouting, "Shame on you!" briefly interrupted the confirmation vote.
After expressing support for Kavanaugh, he posted: "Now what Republicans must do is support those still marginalized by a history of oppression and neglect".
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In a twist, Murkowski said she will state her opposition but vote "present" as a courtesy to Kavanaugh supporter Sen.
It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved by 24-23, according to Senate records.
Amid partisan fights over the confirmation, three women came forward last month to accuse Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting or harassing them during his high school and university years. The roll call seemed destined to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side capping a contest fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and President Donald Trump's unyielding support of his nominee.
Kavanaugh fought back hard, denying the accusations in angry and tearful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that was viewed live on television by around 20 million people.
His arrival on the bench offers the prospect of decades of conservative jurisprudence.
The allegations against Kavanaugh elicited conversations about the #MeToo movement that could reach into the future.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, said the Kavanaugh confirmation "shifts the court far to the right, putting women's reproductive rights, civil rights, environmental protections, workers' rights, the ability to implement gun safety rules and the ability to hold presidents accountable at risk for a generation". Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath, according to the Supreme Court. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who voted with the Republicans despite "reservations" about Kavanaugh's character and the accusations against him.
"We could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh", Beck Bennett's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told CNN anchor Dana Bash, played by Heidi Gardner. He expressed empathy for sexual assault victims, but said that after factoring in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, "I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution".
Separately, Trump took aim at a few Democrats in particular including Sens.