Issue Update

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the US Supreme Court

October 6, 2018

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, NAACP-opposed Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the full U.S. Senate to serve a lifetime appointment.  He was sworn in later that evening.

The final vote was 50 yeas to 48 nays.  For a complete listing of how each Senator voted, please see the attached Action Update.

The final vote would have been 51 yeas to 49 nays, but Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), who would have voted “nay” agreed to vote “present” to counter Senator Steve Daines (MT) who would have voted “yea” but was attending his daughter’s wedding.