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Feinstein to Meet With Kavanaugh as She Faces Pressure from California’s Far Left

The senior senator is facing her toughest electoral challenge in years this cycle, and it's coming from her left.

By NTK Staff | 08.20.2018 @9:00am
Feinstein to Meet With Kavanaugh as She Faces Pressure from California’s Far Left

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will meet Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday. Her meeting, which comes just one day before Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) meeting tomorrow, falls under the shadow of a tough electoral challenge to Feinstein’s left in California.

Feinstein followed Schumer’s lead and held out on meeting Kavanaugh, even though she’s the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles Supreme Court confirmations. Last week she announced, along with Schumer, that she would meet with Kavanaugh this week.

That announcement was enough to fire up her far-left opponent, State Sen. Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles).

From The Hill:

California state Sen. Kevin De León, who is running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), says the top Judiciary Committee Democrat should be doing more to get her colleagues to oppose Kavanaugh.

“It’s time for Senator Feinstein and Senator Schumer to stop playing polite, country-club politics with a Supreme Court nominee who represents one of the greatest threats to a woman’s right to choose in our lifetime,” he said in a fundraising email.

For a California base with no appetite for bipartisanship, De León’s hardline stance may be enough to put Feinstein in trouble this November.

This puts any actions Feinstein takes in the Supreme Court fight in important context. Feinstein has no incentive to be, or even act, bipartisan. Feinstein is leading the charge in demanding wide-ranging documents from Kavanaugh’s past, and she tweets daily about the judge. But all of that may have more to do with her 2018 challenge than any authentic opposition to the latest Supreme Court nomination to come before the Judiciary Committee.

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