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Hawley Asked if McCaskill Will ‘Stand Up to Schumer’; It Sure Looks Like She Won’t

After meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Missouri senator remained non-committal on confirming him to the Supreme Court – showing deference to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

By NTK Staff | 08.22.2018 @10:00am
Hawley Asked if McCaskill Will ‘Stand Up to Schumer’; It Sure Looks Like She Won’t

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) met with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, but her statement after the meeting was quite non-committal on how she’ll vote when Kavanaugh’s nomination comes to the Senate floor – likely in September.

“I welcomed the opportunity to talk with Judge Kavanaugh about his views on ensuring Missourians retain critical healthcare protections, removing dark money from politics, and guaranteeing powerful corporate interests don’t prevail over individual Americans—and look forward to hearing more about how he approaches these issues during his upcoming confirmation hearing.”

Earlier in the day, McCaskill’s opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO), posted an open question on his campaign website, asking if McCaskill will “stand up to [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer” by supporting Kavanaugh.

After waiting until Chuck Schumer gave permission, Senator Claire McCaskill is finally meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh today. It’s been about six weeks since Judge Kavanaugh was nominated and she should have had time by now to read his opinions and know whether or not she will support him. But in typical McCaskill fashion, she is trying to placate both her coastal elite donors and Missouri voters.

At the very least, McCaskill seems willing to defer to Schumer by holding out her decision on Kavanaugh – keeping her ‘powder dry,’ as Schumer’s deputy Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) put it last month.

Whether McCaskill will buck Schumer – whose allies have pledged big money to reelecting her this fall – and support Kavanaugh is another question. McCaskill voted against Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the Supreme Court in 2017.

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