Baldwin still hasn’t met with Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh
September 5, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Leah Vukmir is showing hard-working Wisconsin families that she’s willing to fight for them. Yesterday, Vukmir promised to meet with all U.S. Supreme Court nominees if elected because she says, “the Wisconsin way is to meet and listen to each other.” On the other hand, Tammy Baldwin still hasn’t found the time to meet with President Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh – however that didn’t stop her from announcing her opposition to his confirmation just days after the president picked him.
Check out the full story from the Journal Sentinel here or find excerpts below.
ICYMI: Leah Vukmir Commits to Meeting with All U.S. Supreme Court Nominees
September 4, 2018
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is known for her staunch conservative views on issues that are likely to come before the U.S. Supreme Court.
But Vukmir said Tuesday that if elected to the Senate, she’ll meet with all nominees to the nation’s highest court.
The announcement was a jab at Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who has not yet met with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and announced she’ll oppose his confirmation.
“Senator Baldwin tells you she’s in your corner, but she refused to perform a basic function of her job and meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,” Vukmir said in a statement released by her campaign. “We can disagree with one another, but the Wisconsin way is to meet and listen to each other. As senator, I promise to meet with every Supreme Court nominee because it’s not possible to fight for Wisconsin values if you refuse to speak with the judges who interpret our laws.”
The Kavanaugh nomination is front-and-center this week with his hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. It is also an issue in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race.
In July, just days after President Donald Trump introduced Kavanaugh as his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Baldwin quickly announced her opposition to the nomination as she raised concerns about the court overturning abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act.