Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces sexual misconduct allegations.
The allegations may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation.
Reuters says Democratic senators from states that Trump won in 2016 were locked in a dilemma.
If they didn’t vote confirm Kavanaugh, they would have appeared to be out of step with voters at home.
They would risked losing re-election. Vote for him, and they would hand the president a bipartisan victory.