Skip to navigationSkip to content

Watch live: The Senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation

P Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Voting day.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The US Senate is set to vote this morning (Oct. 5) whether to end the debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and move to confirm the judge as early as Saturday. Reports suggest that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has not yet clinched the 50 votes he’ll need to put Kavanaugh on the high court, but that the Republican politician is optimistic he can get there.

For those looking to watch the debate live, it will begin at 9:30am ET, and is expected to be followed by a cloture vote around 10:30 ET. Here are a few ways to watch that do not require subscription or cable.


C-Span 2 will stream the proceedings here starting at 9:30am ET, without news commentary.

CBS News

CBS News will have live coverage of the day in the Senate starting at 9am ET, with commentary.


CNN’s live channel, CNN Go, will show the vote starting at 10:30am ET.

ABC News

Starting at 10:30am ET, ABC news will also offer a live coverage of the vote.

📬 A periodic dispatch from the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in NYC.

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.