…One of the statements on the website was that “Claire McCaskill voted for 100 percent of President Obama’s judicial nominees…”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (r) and the republican majority in the United States Senate made certain that President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, wouldn’t be confirmed by refusing to meet with the nominee, refusing to hold hearings, and by refusing to hold a vote. For 293 days.
Yesterday, at the Missouri State Fair:
Red-State Democrats’ Fears Over Kavanaugh Vote May Be Overblown
By Jane Mayer July 14, 2018
…The Democratic senators facing tough reëlections in red states have been noncommittal as well. On Thursday, McCaskill, for instance, told a reporter, “If you’re going to ask me questions about the Supreme Court nominee, I have absolutely nothing to say.” Political experts in Missouri whom I spoke to were split over the political ramifications if she votes against Kavanaugh. Jay Felton, a well-connected Republican lawyer and farmer in the state, told me that he thinks the Supreme Court fight “creates a nice, clean issue” on which her likely opponent, Josh Hawley, “can differentiate himself.” Felton also thinks Hawley “can use it to motivate his base.” But Adam Sachs, a lawyer and lobbyist in Kansas City who has worked as a Democratic congressional aide in the past, thinks the peril is overblown. “I think it matters, but I’m not sure how much,” he argues. “It’s not determinative. Voters already know she voted against Gorsuch, so it wouldn’t be a surprise…”
Those red “Fire Claire” stickers were passed out to republicans like candy yesterday outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast. They dutifully and proudly slapped them on their clothing.
They ain’t gonna vote for Claire no matter how she votes on Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bank on it.