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Brett Kavanaugh faced a critical debate and procedural vote in the United States Senate today in his nomination to join the Supreme Court.

In the end, the Senate voted 51-49 to end debate and proceed to a final vote on the Senate floor as early as Saturday. It’s unclear when the final vote will occur and how it will proceed.

This was called a “cloture” vote and it put the Senate on the clock. It’s important because it also effectively blocks any filibuster attempt by Democrats to delay a vote on Kavanaugh and officially gives the Senate 30 hours to debate the nomination. 

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Indiana Senator Todd Young prior to the vote:


“I can think of no person more qualified to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States than Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He’s a Yale graduate, D.C. Court of Appeals – 300 opinions we can review to see how he stands on the law – and he applies the Constitution faithfully. The Supreme Court of the United States has adopted his reasoning in at least a dozen cases, he’s well respected by his colleagues on the left and the right … This is the right man for the job, no question.

…These gross charges against him have been uncorroborated after 150 FBI investigations have occurred. So for a person like myself who took this quite seriously and reviewed all the evidence, I have to say, this is an easy decision.”

Click the link below to hear Tony’s full interview with Senator Young: