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 Jon Tester to follow their lead or risk alienating their base.
Tester has a tough choice in front of him. 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 Tester sides with Senate liberals and votes to block a qualified nominee, simply because he was nominated by President Trump, he will infuriate Montana voters and put his chances of reelection in further jeopardy.
“Jon Tester 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 Spokesman Calvin Moore. “Montana voters are watching Tester 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.”
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