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McCaskill Claims Her Kavanaugh Vote ‘Not a Political Winner’

When 57 percent of her constituents want McCaskill to vote one way, though, it would seem there is a political winner.

By NTK Staff | 08.09.2018 @9:30am
McCaskill Claims Her Kavanaugh Vote ‘Not a Political Winner’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) claimed this week that her Supreme Court vote later this year is “not a political winner,” even though a clear majority of voters in her state want her to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

McCaskill made the comments on a conference call on Wednesday, according to Roll Call:

“This is not a ‘political winner,’” McCaskill told reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning. She said the calls and emails coming into her office are evenly split between those who want her to vote for and against the judge.

“There is no political calculation on this vote,” McCaskill said. “No matter how I vote there’s going to be a lot of people who are not going to be happy with it.”

McCaskill may be right on that last part – that she won’t make everyone happy one way or the other. However, voting ‘yes’ on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would please a majority of her constituents, while upsetting her liberal base.

The Susan B. Anthony List found, in a poll released in July, that 57 percent of Missourians want McCaskill to confirm President Trump’s nominee. Only 43 percent of Missourians want McCaskill to oppose the appointment.

To anyone reading those poll results, it would seem clear there is one “political winner” for McCaskill: siding with a majority of her constituents and voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

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