Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly was the first red state Democrat to say that he would vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. In his statement last Friday, Donnelly called for an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh despite there being no corroborated evidence.
Read Joe's statement on the Kavanaugh nomination: pic.twitter.com/JvjTOKEDyF
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) September 28, 2018
But now, Donnelly, like Chuck Schumer, Mazie Hirono and the rest of his Democratic colleagues are changing their tune. As of Tuesday morning, according to a senior aide, Indiana’s Democratic senator, he still remains a ‘no.’ Donnelly, spouting the Democratic talking points of the day, now has “serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s temperament and impartiality”
I’ve been asking whether @SenDonnelly could change his opposition to Kavanaugh since it hinged much on lack of FBI probe and now there is one. Here’s what a senior aide tells me this morning pic.twitter.com/ZFldn5smpD
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 3, 2018
Donnelly votes against Kavanaugh and he is almost assuring himself that he will not be a member of the United States Senate in January. In a conservative state like Indiana, Donnelly needs a good number of Republican votes to win election and his vote against Kavanaugh will do nothing but lose him votes come November and the election.
If nothing else, Donnelly is proving the following ads correct when they say the cozies up to the likes of Chuck Schumer and his party’s liberal leadership, especially when his vote might actually make a difference in the Senate.
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) September 24, 2018
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) September 26, 2018