The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh’s nomination comes amid a tense debate over his sexual assault claims.
A group of conservatives, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been pressing for him to withdraw the nomination.
The vote is expected in the early afternoon, and Democrats, led the charge, are hoping for a late afternoon vote to block Kavanaugh from the nomination before the full Senate votes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday afternoon to consider the nomination, and if the committee approves the nomination Thursday, it will then move to the full floor for a full debate.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R of South Carolina, said Thursday that the Senate should vote on the nominee “without delay” and that if Kavanaugh wins the confirmation vote, the GOP should move to a “constitutional amendment.”
Graham has previously said he will not vote for the nomination and is now saying that it will be “an honor to sit in the gallery and vote.”