Is that it?
Or are there further processes?
Yea 51 Nay 49 for Kavanaugh Cloture
Doesn't cloture mean that the talking is ended and that the voting will begin (after the break that separates them)?
Yeah this was the vote to have the vote. The vote is on Saturday. The 51 Republicans said let's have the vote. The 49 Democrats said let's not have a vote on Saturday.
So we're having the vote on Saturday.
Murkowski said an hour ago that she has decided she will vote NO on Kavanaugh.
Flake likewise said he's decided and will vote YES.
So most likely the vote will be 50-50, with Pence breaking the tie.
Murkowski's interesting. She's been an Alaskan Senator since 2002 but has never been legitimately elected. In 2002 her father appointed her to fill a vacant Senate seat, saying she was the best person for the job, despite her having no qualifications.
When she came up for reelection, she LOST the primary. She then changed to "independent" and ran a write-in campaign and WON the write-in campaign, but did so interestingly, all her winning votes came from remote native villages where sacks and sacks of handwritten ballots were submitted, 100% with write in votes for her, all in the same handwriting. She lost in the areas that had modern voting equipment. But because of tens of millions of phantom native votes voting via sacks delivered via snowplane, she "won".
Alaskan voters who actually exist universally hate her fucking guts.