WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRE/WYOU) – The U.S. Senate narrowly approved the advancement of  Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Justice on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Senate voted 51-49 to advance President Donald Trump’s nominee to a final vote of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expected Saturday.

 Just hours ahead of a crucial vote on his confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Thursday night that he might have been “too emotional” in his congressional testimony last week.

“I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times,” he wrote in an op-ed headline “I am an Independent, Impartial Judge,” published by The Wall Street Journal.

Kavanaugh testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee following testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school in the early 1980.

Minutes after the vote, Pennsylvania U.S> Senator Pat Toomey said he will support the Kavanaugh nomination.