On Thursday evening, following the testimonies and questioning of Christine Blasey Ford and SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said that the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to vote on Friday.
The Friday vote by the Committee would be followed by a "procedural vote" on Monday, and a full confirmation vote on Tuesday, reports The Hill. Cornyn told the press that he’s "optimistic" regarding the vote.
According to CBS News, Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters that the Committee will assemble at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
CNN reports that Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) appeared to hold a private meeting following Thursday’s testimonies.
After the meeting, Senator Manchin told CNN that they were "still talking," and that "there are no decisions on anything." He added: "There are some concerns that people have and we're going to try to close the loop."
It’s currently unknown if Kavanaugh has the votes to make it through the Senate.