Republicans look to have enough votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Sen. Susan Collins said she would back him in a speech on the Senate floor Friday.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Collins went over all the arguments against Kavanaugh, including his judicial record and the allegations of sexual assault. She explained her thought process and why these arguments did not hold merit in her eyes.
Collins said while she believed Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged Kavanaugh groped her when they were teens, was assaulted by someone at some point, her allegations “fail to meet the ‘more likely than not'” standard. She said the witnesses who Ford said were there couldn’t corroborate any of her claims that Kavanaugh was the one who assaulted her and didn’t remember the party.
Watch Collins present her reasons for voting “yes” for Brett Kavanaugh: