Daines's son shares video of father watching Kavanaugh vote

Daines's son shares video of father watching Kavanaugh vote
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A son of Montana Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesRepublicans spend more than million at Trump properties Bullock: Running for Senate 'never really got me excited' Liberian immigrant among Dems planning challenges to GOP senator in Montana MORE (R) shared a video Saturday of his father watching the Senate's vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, which Daines skipped to attend his daughter's wedding.

Mike Daines shared the video Saturday afternoon following the vote, which shows the senator saying "aye" as his name is called on television.

"Does this count? #KavanaughConfirmed," Mike Daines added in his own comment.

The younger Daines's tweet came about an hour after President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE thanked the Montana senator for being willing to come back to Washington in time for the vote, which passed 50-48 with just one Republican, Alaska Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMurkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Overnight Energy: Park Service plans to pay full-time staff through entrance fees | Oil companies join blitz for carbon tax | Interior chief takes heat for saying he hasn't 'lost sleep' over climate change Democrats grill Trump Interior chief for saying he hasn't 'lost sleep' over climate change MORE, breaking ranks to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation.


Steve Daines's vote was not necessary due to statements from two crucial swing votes, Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Collins offering bill to boost battery research as GOP pushes energy 'innovation' Biden says Congress must move to protect abortion rights MORE (R-Maine) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSenate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Senate panel approves Interior nominee over objections from Democrats MORE (D-W.Va.), who both came out in favor of Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday.

"I have asked Steve Daines, our great Republican Senator from Montana, to attend his daughter Annie’s wedding rather than coming to today’s vote," Trump tweeted shortly after the vote took place.

"Steve was ready to do whatever he had to, but we had the necessary number. To the Daines Family, congratulations-have a wonderful day!" he added.

Murkowski, who made her own decision Friday as well, announced that she would instead vote "present," knowing that Democrats' efforts to stop Kavanaugh's nomination had failed, in a show of support for Daines.

"I do this because a friend, a colleague of ours is in Montana this evening and ... he's going to be walking his daughter down the aisle and he won't be present to vote," Murkowski said Friday night when explaining her vote.

"I have extended this as a courtesy to my friend. It will not change the outcome of the vote."