Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat facing a tough re-election fight in West Virginia, a state where the President rolled to victory in 2016, also supported Kavanaugh. Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a fellow moderate and friend of Collins, has indicated that she will vote no, calling Kavanaugh "a good man" but maybe "not the right man for the court at this time".
The vote was not a quiet affair.
Topeka police Sgt. Jayme Green said he didn't know of any arrests being made during the protest.
Trump lauded what he said was Kavanaugh's "squeaky clean past" as a key part of his nomination.
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.
Anticipating Kavanaugh's confirmation, some groups have explored the impeachment process for removing him from the high court.
A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Kavanaugh clerked in the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy and for judges of circuit courts of appeals. Likes sunny spots with palm trees and drinks with umbrellas. He went on to cite the testimony of Christine Blasey Force and "serious allegations" from two other women.
In a floor speech later on Friday, Murkowski expressed sympathy for both Ford and Kavanaugh.
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Quintana kept the Cubs in the game with another stingy performance against Milwaukee , allowing one run in five-plus innings. He gave up just six home runs in 108 2/3 innings on the road this season, making him an ideal arm on a windy day at Wrigley.
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We played them in pre-season, that worked well for us and not really well for them but I think the circumstances were different. I think the games against Brighton at home where we just had a lead of 1-0 and we still managed to win it.
McConnell, who stalled Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the court in his final year in office and for whom the new conservative majority represents a defining achievement, predicted that Democratic tactics during confirmation battle would electrify Republican voters in November. "No matter what happens this afternoon, I am going to continue to support survivors", Piper says. "However, based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed Federal Bureau of Investigation report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him".
Mr Kavanaugh now faces a final vote - which could be taken as early as Saturday.
"The Democrats are willing to cause such destruction in the pursuit of power, just imagine the devastation they would cause if they ever obtained the power they so desperately want and crave", Trump said.
Jost said the op-ed was "something AA calls step nine".
Collins said Friday that she was confident that Kavanaugh will not overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalised abortion in the U.S. She also said that she believes Ford, but thinks somebody else besides Kavanaugh must have been the perpetrator.
The dramatic Senate floor announcement by perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican ended most of the suspense over a tortuous, election-season battle that had left Kavanaugh's fate in doubt for almost a month after the first accusation against him. "Truly, Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation is a low moment for the Senate, for the court, for the country".
Vice-President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely.
It reflects a high water mark of the Trump presidency: Republican control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the judiciary's top court.
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.