WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted to move the nomination of Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to a final vote.
The Friday morning vote was 51 for and 49 against.
The procedural vote ends the debate on the nomination.
Since a simple majority of the upper chamber voted in favor, the Senate will now be able to advance to a final confirmation vote as early as Saturday.
If the vote had failed, it would’ve been a major blow to the nomination and throw the possibility of confirmation into serious doubt.