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2nd and 3rd Senate Dems to Meet With Kavanaugh; Hearing 3 Weeks Away

Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp are meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday; both voted for Neil Gorsuch and are feeling the heat from constituents on the Kavanaugh nomination.

By NTK Staff | 08.15.2018 @9:00am
2nd and 3rd Senate Dems to Meet With Kavanaugh; Hearing 3 Weeks Away

Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) will become the second and third Democratic senators to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with Kavanaugh in early August and said he found the judge to be “very forthcoming” during an hours-long meeting.

Manchin, Donnelly, and Heitkamp were the three Senate Democrats to vote for then-Judge Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the Supreme Court in 2017.

Now, the pressure is on these three to side with their constituents – over the likes of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) – and support Kavanaugh’s confirmation:

  • 60 percent of North Dakotans want Heitkamp to confirm Kavanaugh, and only 22 percent want Heitkamp to oppose him
  • 55 percent of West Virginians want Manchin to confirm Kavanaugh, and only 30 percent want Manchin to oppse him
  • 52 percent of Hoosiers want Donnelly to confirm Kavanaugh, and only 34 percent want Donnelly to oppose him

All three red-state Democrats are up for reelection in tough races this fall.

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