Gillibrand: I Hope Red State Democrats ‘Listen to Their Constituents’ on Kavanaugh

Washington Free Beacon | 9/5/2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino Follow @jeffcimmino

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) told reporters she hopes red state Democrats will pay close attention to both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and to their constituents.

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She did not, however, acknowledge that the majority of Americans in red states support Kavanaugh's confirmation, according to polls, and she went on to suggest voters should ask "all 100 senators" to "vote no."

A reporter asked Gillibrand if she was worried that red state Democrats such as Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly would vote for Kavanaugh.

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"I’m just hopeful all of them listen to this question and answer, hear his testimony, fully understand where he will come down on these issues, and then listen to their constituents," Gillibrand responded.

A recent survey showed Kavanaugh is highly popular in states President Trump carried by double-digit margins in 2016, and where vulnerable Democratic senators are up for reelection. Support for the president’s nominee exceeds 60 percent in North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, and Missouri.

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