(Updated by WAJ)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) voted to invoke cloture on the debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh this morning.

In one of the most extraordinarily intelligent and thoughtful speeches I’ve ever heard from the Senate floor or elsewhere, Collins announced that she would vote in favor of Kavanaugh.

Here’s Collins’ almost 45 minute speech (prepared text of speech here)

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told reporters he is a yes on Kavanaugh unless new developments emerge.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) didn’t flat out said no, but she leads you to believe it’s a no from her in a statement she gave after she voted no on cloture.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted yes on cloture, but we still don’t know how he will vote tomorrow.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram provided these 5 scenarios: