The last week has been an emotional roller coaster, he noted, adding that he feels like throwing up – something Kavanaugh’s former freshman dorm mate told CNN he saw Kavanaugh do a lot.
The senate is expected to vote Saturday whether to give Kavanaugh the lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen but I got a strong hint he would be confirmed when I saw this,” Colbert said, showing a clip of President Donald Trump announcing Kavanaugh’s nomination on July 9.
“It’s subtle. You might miss it,” Colbert acknowledged, explaining, “he was nominated by a Republican president with a Republican senate.”
Back then, pundits predicted the Senate vote would settle out at 51 for and 49 against.
“But with all the dramatic revelations, accusations, denials, heart-wrenching personal testimony, people’s reputations and lives in tatters, those numbers have shifted,” the CBS late-night host acknowledged.
Getting out the old adding machine, Colbert pounded on it for a while with his knuckles and elbow – gag that never gets old with his studio audience – and revealed the new expected voting results: 51-49.