UPDATE [10/5/18, 4:09 p.m. EST]:
Senators Flake, Manchin and Collins have said they will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
The fate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh depends on the votes of four senators. Three Republicans and one Democrat are considered “swing votes” in confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Here are those four key senators:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Collins in a centrist Republican. She is pro-abortion rights, and many Democrats are arguing that Kavanaugh will be the vote that can overturn Roe v. Wade and challenge the legal standing of abortion.
Collins voted “yes” in the procedural vote to move forward Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday morning. She is expected to explain her final vote on the Senate floor at 3 p.m. Friday.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
Flake is conservative, but he’s an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he hesitated on voting to put the Kavanaugh nomination through to the Senate floor and asked for an FBI investigation.
Flake voted “yes” in Friday’s procedural vote. He told reporters Friday he will vote “yes” in the Senate’s final voter “unless something big changes.”
Sen. FLAKE tells me he is planning to vote yes on Kavanaugh tomorrow "unless something big changes."
He adds, "I don't expect anything to change."
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) October 5, 2018
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Manchin is a Democrat, but he represents a red state that heavily supported Trump in 2016. The West Virginia senator is up for re-election in November.
Manchin is the only Democrat that voted “yes” a in Friday’s procedural vote.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Chairman of the National Democratic Committee, Tom Perez, encouraged people to call Sen. Murkowski as well. However shortly after his tweet, Murkowski voted “no” on the procedural vote to move forward Kavanaugh’s nomination. She was the only Republican to do so.
According to The Hill, Murkowski told reporters Friday, “[I] took the very, very difficult vote that I did. I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man. I believe he is a good man, it just may be that in my view he’s not the right man for the court at this time.”
Liberal activists are posting the numbers of the senators’ offices on social media and are asking people to take action.
And this is exactly why your calls still matter:
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) October 5, 2018
For Kavanaugh to be confirmed, three of the listed four senators will need to vote “no” on the final vote on Kavanaugh expected to happen on Saturday.