Earlier today, Red-State Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly said he was a no for Kavanaugh.
Donnelly is in a tough re-election battle against Republican businessman and former Indiana state Rep. Mike Braun. The news of the no vote couldn’t have come at a better time for Braun.
However, on Friday night, new reports came in to the Indiana news website NWI Times.
According to The NWI Times:
Donnelly said he will await an FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh before deciding whether to raise him to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Donnelly spoke Friday afternoon before The Times Editorial Board.
“I think Hoosiers are where I am on this. I want to know what happened,” he said.
Donnelly said he met with Kavanaugh weeks before the current hearings to assess the man.
“I spent an hour and a half with him in my office. That was the kind of person, in my office, you like to see on the Supreme Court.”
He said he was surprised by the vehemence of Kavanaugh’s denials and his demeanor while testifying Thursday.
Don’t be fooled by Donnelly’s back tracking, no matter which way he votes next week, he sold his soul to the Democratic Party this week.
Indiana voters won’t be too kind to him for that move. It won’t be a surprise when President Trump puts Donnelly on BLAST when he campaigns in Indiana for Braun over the coming month.
Braun commented on Donnelly’s vote, calling his no vote a “grave mistake.”
According to Breitbart:
The businessman said Sen. Donnelly’s “liberal colleagues used uncorroborated allegations to create a media circus designed to smear and destroy Judge Kavanaugh’s reputation.”
Braun charged, “Donnelly’s decision to oppose President Trump’s highly qualified nominee is a grave mistake, but proves he is more concerned with standing with his liberal Democrat leaders than standing for Hoosiers. I continue to strongly support Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.”
Donnelly faces a competitive race in a state that Donald Trump won by 19 points in the 2016 presidential election.
Donnelly did himself no favors today, but look for him to try and protect himself by voting yes if every Senate Republican votes yes next week.
VOTE DONNELLY OUT OF OFFICE. No excuses https://t.co/bmH2XnHY2Z
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 28, 2018
Democrats Joe Donnelly and Jon Tester just put Chuck Schumer and obstruction ahead of their constituents.
Vote them out in November: https://t.co/Pvg67Lh9QF
— GOP (@GOP) September 28, 2018