Updated 11:10 a.m.

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday at 1:30 p.m. on whether or not to move Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination forward for a final vote on the Senate floor.

The vote comes a day after the nation witnessed nine hours of emotional testimony by Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who is one of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault or misconduct. Kavanaugh has vigorously denied all allegations against him.

Ford said in her testimony she was 100 percent certain that it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her when they were in high school. Kavanaugh also said in his testimony he was certain he did not assault Ford.

At a meeting Friday morning, committee members made statements offering starkly divided views on the testimonies. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said that though he found both testimonies credible. "It was only fair that his accuser have the burden of proof," he said. "In my opinion, it wasn't met."

Grassley continued, "There's simply no reason to deny Judge Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court on the basis of evidence presented to us."

Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, accused the Republicans of dismissing the serious accusations against Kavanaugh as nothing more than a political smear campaign by Democrats. She added, "I was shocked to see Judge Kavanaugh take the same tone and strategy. Candidly, in the 25 years on this committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner."

The committee voted down Democrats' efforts to subpoena Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford alleges was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her. Democrats have also called repeatedly for an FBI investigation into the allegations, which President Trump has not ordered. Several Democrats on the committee walked out of the meeting in protest.

Republicans are expected to vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination, and Democrats are expected to oppose the nominee. The vote of GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was in doubt until this morning.

Moments before the panel convened, Flake announced he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, who he said was entitled to the "presumption of innocence ... absent corroborating evidence."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.