Red-state Democratic Sen. Doug Jones (Ala.) announced Thursday night that he will oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
“Dr. Ford was credible and courageous and I am concerned about the message our vote will be sending to our sons and daughters, as well as victims of (…) assault. I will be voting no,” Jones said in a statement.
Republicans don’t need Jones’s vote to confirm Kavanaugh. They hold a 51-seat margin, meaning they can lose one Republican senator before they need help from Democrats to confirm him.
No Republican has said, yet, that they will oppose Kavanaugh. GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) remain on the fence.
Read more at The Hill.