Democrats reacted with pure anger and outrage as President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said that he’s going to fight Kavanaugh with “everything he’s got,” meaning he’s undoubtedly going to try and sway the members of his party to voting against the nominee.
But, it looks like there is one Democrat who thinks different than Schumer and is not afraid to express his opinion. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from the red state of West Virginia is evidently pro Kavanaugh. And, when asked if Schumer has the power to influence how he chooses to vote in the confirmation, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said:
“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what.”
Even though a statement opposing Schumer’s wishes IS NOT the same as a statement supporting Kavanaugh, I still think that Manchin may vote in favor of Kavanaugh in hope to get re-elected.
Senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana also expressed their opinion on this matter. All supported Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch last year, and all three said their decision won’t be swayed by Schumer no matter what he does this year.
“My decision won’t have anything to do with Chuck Schumer,” Donnelly said.
“I’m going to vote the way I’m going to vote regardless of what the leader says,” Heitkamp said.
Good for them. Whether they vote yes or no, it’s still their decision and they won’t be influenced by a whiny crybaby who reads from scripts.
What do you think?
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.