The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote continues to be one of the biggest political spectacles of the decade.
After a month of relentless obstructionist tactics by the Democrats, the ultimate last second decision by Jeff Flake was one in which he forced the Republicans to extend the confirmation vote until after the FBI completes its sixth supplemental FBI background investigation into his history.
Flake’s antics were a major sigh of relieve for some Republicans and Democrat Senators on the fence the day before the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to hold the Kavanaugh vote.
One of those Senators is is the incumbent Democrat Senator of North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp. She’s enduring a tough re-election campaign in a state that overwhelmingly supports Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation at 60 percent in the new poll.
Heitkamp hasn’t announced which was she’s voting yet, but it’s safe to say the ONLY chance she votes yes is if Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed by enough Republicans. She WILL be playing politics as she’s down by 10 points in the latest poll.
According to The Washington Examiner:
A new poll shows Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by a 10- point margin, with North Dakotans overwhelmingly in favor of confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Losing a race in North Dakota would make it significantly more difficult for Democrats to retake the Senate.
The poll, from Mason Dixon and North Dakota’s NBC affiliate, shows Cramer opening up a 51 percent to 41 percent lead over the Democratic incumbent.The poll also finds North Dakotans support the confirmation of Kavanaugh by a 60 percent to 27 percent margin. Furthermore, the survey found that at 21 percent, more people rated Kavanaugh as their top concern than any other single issue.
The poll was taken after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Kavanaugh, but before last week’s hearing on the matter.
Should Democrats lose North Dakota, it would mean that they’d have to hold all of their other Senate seats in red states, win in Arizona and Nevada, and also win in either Texas or Tennessee.
If this polling is confirmed by others, it will put heavy pressure on Heitkamp to back Kavanaugh if this week’s FBI investigation does not turn up any evidence that discredits him or corroborates accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
We’ll see if she’s happy with the one week long investigation Democrats agreed with.
Which way do you think she’ll vote?