Three Democrats broke ranks Friday to support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
They are: Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
All are moderate Democrats facing challenging reelection bids next year in red states.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who voted to cut off debate Thursday and had co-introduced Gorsuch -- also from Colorado -- at his confirmation hearing, voted against Gorsuch in the end.
All Republicans present voted for Gorsuch. The final tally was 54-45.
While most Democrats adamantly opposed President Trump’s nominee, he advanced to a final vote after Republicans overcame a Democratic filibuster by changing Senate precedent – and allowing the nomination to advance with just a simple majority of senators.
Gorsuch is expected to be sworn in Monday.