Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes – BBC News

President Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh wins a key vote despite facing sexual assault claims he denies.

The US Senate has narrowly advanced President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote.

Friday’s vote – 51-49 in favour – was a test of support for the embattled nominee who has faced sexual assault allegations from several women.

All eyes are on several swing senators for Saturday’s final vote.

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation would tilt America’s highest court in favour of conservatives.

The nine-member panel has the final say on issues such as abortion, gun control and voting rules and justices are appointed for life.

Source: Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes – BBC News

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