Collins to announce Kavanaugh position on Friday afternoon

 
 
A spokeswoman for Collins didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the senator's planned remarks.
 
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The timeline means Collins will have to cast an initial vote this morning on whether to end debate on Kavanaugh's nomination before her position is known.
 
The Senate is scheduled to hold a vote to end debate on Kavanaugh's nomination at 10:30 a.m.
 
It wouldn't be the first time Collins has supported a nomination during a procedural hurdle and then later voted against the nominee.
 
In a dramatic moment last year, Collins announced from the Senate floor that she would vote for Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosStudents call on DeVos to offer free tampons, pads in schools to address 'period poverty' DeVos recovering from broken pelvis, hip socket after bicycle accident Student veterans deserve better than the DeVos agenda MORE during an initial procedural hurdle but said she could not support her on a final confirmation vote.
 
 
 
Senate Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the chamber.