Casey will oppose…anyone?
In a naked attempt to appeal to his liberal donor base, Bob Casey made a curious decision today to oppose President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, hours before that nominee has even been named.
Casey’s announcement is all the more absurd given his past history of voting in favor of several of the judges on President Trump’s shortlist for the court, including reported finalists Pittsburgh native Thomas Hardiman and 6th Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge. It’s clear that despite his previous “#WeNeedNine” rhetoric, Casey’s only concern with the Supreme Court is ginning up his liberal base.
“Bob Casey’s opposition to President Trump’s nominee before he or she has even been named shows he has given up any pretense of being a moderate voice,” said NRSC Spokesman Bob Salera. “Casey’s willingness to oppose any nominee off of a list that includes judges he has previously voted for shows he will oppose President Trump at all costs, even when doing so makes him look like a partisan hack.”
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