Press Release
| Camille Gallo

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 Bill Nelson to follow their lead or risk alienating their base.

Nelson has a tough choice in front of him as a new poll released today shows a majority of Floridians want Judge Kavanaugh confirmed. If he decides to listen to his constituents and support Judge Kavanaugh, he risks alienating his left-wing donors and enraging his liberal base. But if Nelson sides with Senate liberals and votes to block a qualified nominee, simply because he was nominated by President Trump, he will infuriate Florida voters and put his chances of reelection in further jeopardy.

“Bill Nelson has to decide whether he’s willing to risk his Senate seat just to placate the liberal activists who are hell-bent on blocking an eminently qualified nominee to the Supreme Court,” said NRSC Spokesperson Camille Gallo. “Florida voters are watching Nelson closely, and if he 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.”