Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota confirmed Thursday she intends to ‘vote no’ on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
According to the Hill, Heitkamp was speaking with a local television station when she weighed-in on Kavanaugh’s stalled confirmation, saying “The process has been bad… I will be voting no on Judge Kavanaugh.”
Heitkamp was one of just three Democratic Senators to vote for President Trump’s prior Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
“I’m deeply disappointed with Senator Heitkamp’s decision to vote no on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Clearly, she has decided to vote with Chuck Schumer, and not the people of North Dakota,” said her Republican challenger.
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BOOKER GOES OFF: Cory Warns of ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over Trump’s Court Pick
Democrat Senator Cory Booker unloaded on President Trump’s nominee to join the Supreme Court late Monday evening; saying Judge Brett Kavanaugh would likely be the Commander-in-Chief’s ‘get out of jail free card’ should he be confirmed.
Booker was speaking with reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court when he was asked to comment on Trump’s pick; saying the potential justice could spark a “constitutional crisis.”
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“First of all, you need to understand that this was the only pick among the entire list that explicitly said the President shouldn’t be the subject of a criminal investigation,” said Booker.
“The President is saying I have a chance to now make sure the Supreme Court gets me a ‘Get out of jail free card,’” he added. “We in the Senate are concerned about avoiding a constitutional crisis.”
GRAHAM SPEAKS: Sen. Lindsey Graham Weighs-in on Flake’s Call for FBI Probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed-in on Jeff Flake’s last-minute call for a ‘one week’ FBI investigation Friday afternoon; saying the GOP lawmaker was attempting to “bring the country together.”
The outspoken Kavanaugh-supporter spoke with reporters minutes after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the judge’s nomination, with Sen. Flake calling on GOP leadership to delay the vote “one week” to allow the FBI to probe allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
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“I don’t expect any [Democrats] to vote for the guy… Jeff’s trying his best to bring the country together in the best way he knows how,” said Graham.