President Trump paused during a drug pricing ceremony Wednesday afternoon to thank Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, for the speech she gave lauding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last week.

"I would thank you for some of the most beautiful words," Trump said as he looked at Collins in the Roosevelt Room Wednesday. "Admired by everybody."

Collins took to the Senate floor roughly 24 hours before the upper chamber was scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Maine senator was one of four undecided politicians heading into the vote.

In a passionate floor speech, Collins announced she would cast her vote for Kavanaugh, a man she said should be given a "presumption of innocence" despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims that the judge sexually assaulted her at a party in the early 1980s.

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Ford accused Kavanaugh of holding her down on a bed, covering her mouth with his hand, and trying to remove her clothing against her will at a high school party in the summer of 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Two other women also came forward with allegations against Kavanaugh.

Collins said the unproven allegations should not outweigh Kavanaugh's "otherwise exemplary record" as a judge. Her decision gave Kavanaugh the critical 50 "yes" votes he needed to be confirmed.