The Hill: Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

The Hill: Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

July 14, 2018

The deep divide between liberal activists and red-state Senators up for re-election continues to infuriate the #resistance wing of the Democratic party.

The Hill noted the infighting earlier today:

“Democrats are fighting among themselves over how far to go to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tempers are starting to flare ahead of a decision that could weigh heavily on the midterm elections.”

“Liberal activists, who are closely aligned with the party’s base, are losing patience with centrist Democrats who are on the fence over Kavanaugh, a judge with impressive credentials and the approval of the conservative Federalist Society.”

“But Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to twist the arms of vulnerable colleagues up for re-election in pro-Trump states, adding to the disappointment of activists.”

The article also stated that it will be difficut to get red-state Democrats on board:

“They’re going to have their votes conform to what their reading is of the voters in North Dakota or West Virginia.”

“Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.) are two red-state Democrats up for re-election this year.”

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