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Kavanaugh’s Six Meetings on Tuesday Could Help Him on the Road to Confirmation

The judge, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, is meeting with five Democrats and one key Republican on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 08.21.2018 @10:00am
Kavanaugh’s Six Meetings on Tuesday Could Help Him on the Road to Confirmation

After Senate Democrats held out on meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh for weeks – at the request of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), no less – those same Democrats, led by Schumer, are part of a flurry of meetings Kavanaugh will hold on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

Kavanaugh’s meeting list for Tuesday includes:

  • Schumer
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) – a potential ‘yea’ vote for Kavanaugh
  • Three Senate Judiciary Committee members: Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Kamala Harris (D-CA); the latter two are possible 2020 presidential candidates
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) – a Republican seen as likely to support Kavanaugh, but a key swing vote until she makes an announcement

Tuesday could help Kavanaugh’s confirmation process along, especially if he can secure Collins’s vote. McCaskill would be a bonus, though she voted against Gorsuch and is not expected to support Kavanaugh.

Schumer, Leahy, Klobuchar, and Harris have already announced their opposition to Kavanaugh in one way or another, so it’s not clear what the Democrats expect to accomplish in meeting with Kavanaugh (besides political grandstanding).

Kavanaugh has already met with the three Senate Democrats who supported Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the Supreme Court: Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). He met with Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Monday.

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings start Tuesday, September 4.

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