Skip to comments.Up Or Down, Here’s The Road To Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Vote
Posted on 10/04/2018 10:00:52 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
The cloture motion will ripen through Thursday and Friday morning until 1 p.m., the latest the cloture vote will likely be held. All 100 Senators may agree to cut the ripening period short and hold the cloture vote at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, however, Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) policy director Rachel Bovard told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Basically, all the senators have to agree to cut cloture short, Bovard said. What is probably going on is they all want to go home. They have evening events or they have an afternoon event or whatever. They just want to have the vote.
The cloture vote may pass with a simple majority of 51 votes. If it passes, whether at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m., the timer on an additional 30 hours of debate starts. McConnell cannot schedule a final vote on Kavanaughs confirmation during the 30-hour period only if Democrats monopolize the Senate floor.
The 30-hour time period does not, by itself, prevent Kavanaughs vote from being held. The Democrats must hold the Senate floor, one senator speaking at a time for no longer than one hour, and no senator may speak more than twice.
If Democrats hold the floor for 30 hours, or McConnell does not call a vote, Kavanaughs confirmation vote will be held after the 30-hour window is closed, likely sometime Saturday evening or night.
If McConnell decides he does not have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh, either because of absent senators or waffling votes, he may push the final vote back.
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There’s also the very slight chance Mitch could call the cloture vote just after midnight tonight.
Yeah, no way LOL! Senators need their drinking and their sleep time.
Daine’s is talking about holding the final vote open until he can return from his daughters wedding. I would assume that at anytime while the vote is held open that others will be able to change their votes. If that is the case then there is a lot of stress yet to come.
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