Press Release
| Katie Martin

rock and a hard place

Just minutes after President Trump announced that he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senate liberals declared their opposition, putting increased pressure on red state Democrats like Debbie Stabenow to follow their lead or risk alienating their base.

Stabenow has a tough choice in front of her. If she decides to listen to her constituents and support Judge Kavanaugh she risks alienating her left-wing donors and enraging her liberal base. But if Stabenow sides with Senate liberals and votes to block a qualified nominee, simply because he was nominated by President Trump, she will infuriate Michigan voters and put her chances of reelection in further jeopardy.

“Debbie Stabenow has to decide whether she’s willing to risk her Senate seat just to placate the liberal activists who are hell-bent on blocking an eminently qualified nominee to the Supreme Court,” said NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin. “Michigan voters are watching Stabenow closely, and if she abandons them to stand with Chuck Schumer and Senate liberals it will be fresh in their minds when they head to the polls in November.”