On Oct. 6, 2018, the U.S Senate on Saturday approved Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court with a 50-48-1 vote, the narrowest margin for a confirmation vote in more than 130 years.
Kavanaugh's vote of 50-48-1 was 51.02%. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) was attending his daughter's wedding Saturday, and with Kavanaugh having enough other votes to win confirmation, Daines did not return to Washington for the vote. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who had planned to vote against Kavanaugh, instead voted “present” as a courtesy to Daines.