Undecided U.S. Senator Announces Dramatic ‘NO’ Vote On Kavanaugh

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Trump-nominated Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh is quickly losing support from both Democrats and Republicans. He does have the endorsement of one almost-senator, though, since Roy Moore offered his full-fledged support. That’s not likely the endorsement Kavanaugh really wanted.

While some Republicans, including Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), have expressed reservations in voting for Kavanaugh prior to a full investigation of the sexual assault claims made against him, one Democrat came forward to say that she was voting no based on the information she had well before any accusations became public.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri cited Kavanaugh’s views on “dark money,” or unlimited and secret corporate donations to political candidates that have led to high levels of influence by the wealthy in Washington, D.C., as her red line.

‘While the recent allegations against him are troubling and deserve a thorough and fair examination by the Senate Judiciary Committee, my decision is not based on those allegations but rather on his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy.’

McCaskill also noted Kavanaugh’s views on what could be considered almost unlimited powers granted to the president as another reason she cannot cast a vote for his confirmation.

The longtime Missouri senator finds herself running neck-in-neck with Republican challenger Josh Hawley after becoming the first woman in Missouri to be elected senator in 2006.

While trolls and die-hard Trump supporters showed up in McCaskill’s Twitter feed, much of the comments offered support and gratitude. Read some of the responses below:

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