Article from the Louisville Courier-Journal by Darcy Costello.

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday announced he would support Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court after weeks of being relatively silent about sexual misconduct allegations facing the nominee.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has emphatically backed Kavanaugh, pushing the nominee ahead over protests and contentious hearings.

A vote Friday morning narrowly advanced Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote that’s expected Saturday afternoon. Senators voted 51 to 49 to move ahead, with two lawmakers crossing party lines.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the only Republican to vote against Kavanaugh, called it one of the most difficult decisions of her career.

Read the entire article at the Louisville Courier-Journal.