Sen. Steve Daines will stroll his daughter down the aisle in Montana on Saturday—but when wanted, he’ll rush again to Washington on a fellow lawmaker’s airplane to vote for Supreme Court docket nominee Choose Brett Kavanaugh’s affirmation.
Daines stated Friday that his longtime household buddy and colleague, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., swooped in to “save the day” by providing his airplane. Daines has stated he’ll vote for Kavanaugh, however Saturday’s deliberate flooring vote conflicts together with his daughter’s marriage ceremony.
“My good buddy and colleague, Greg, has come to avoid wasting the day. If I should be in two locations without delay to stroll my daughter down the aisle on her marriage ceremony day and to be the ultimate vote to place Choose Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court docket, he’s provided me use of his airplane,” Daines stated in an announcement to Fox Information Friday. “I admire his generosity in addition to his dedication to household and nation.”
Daines’ daughter, Annie, is getting married in Montana on Saturday. A spokesperson from Daines’ workplace informed Fox Information that Gianforte and his household can even attend the marriage.
“If Greg’s good buddy, Steve Daines, can take part in his daughter’s marriage ceremony and guarantee Choose Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court docket, Greg is pleased to assist for the sake of household and nation,” a spokesman for Gianforte informed Fox Information Friday afternoon.
Daines’ vote might show crucial—relying on whether or not key swing votes—like Sens. Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski determine to vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s affirmation. Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., stated Friday they’d vote to verify Kavanaugh.
On Friday, the Senate voted 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to a full Senate vote slated for Saturday night. Daines was one of many ‘yea’ votes to finish debate on the nominee.
Daines spoke with Kavanaugh over the telephone on Thursday night after he reviewed the FBI’s report on their investigation into the allegations leveled in opposition to the Supreme Court docket nominee.
The report, in accordance with GOP senators, revealed “nothing new” and supplied no corroborating proof to assist the allegations introduced by Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, or Julie Swetnick—all of which accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct within the early 1980s.
“Simply solid my vote for Choose Kavanaugh getting him one step nearer onto #SCOTUS. We spoke final evening, and I assured him, I might be again to vote YES this weekend if wanted. Wanting ahead to calling Choose Kavanaugh, Justice Kavanaugh,” Daines tweeted Friday.