Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinKavanaugh in op-ed defends getting ‘emotional’ GOP senator may miss Kavanaugh vote for daughter’s wedding Bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh enters final chapter MORE (W.Va.), the lone Democrat who will vote for Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh, was confronted by offended protesters outdoors his workplace after asserting his place.
Manchin’s solutions to reporters justifying his place had been drowned out by a bunch of girls protesters chanting at him “Have a look at us!” and “disgrace!”
— ABC Information (@ABC) October 5, 2018
Manchin appeared uncomfortable as he tried to listen to reporters’ questions over the offended crowd.
Manchin getting shouted down and heckled by protesters whereas talking stay on CNN: “Disgrace on you! Disgrace on you! Disgrace on you!” pic.twitter.com/FYy3SolPeF
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) October 5, 2018
Working for reelection in a state President TrumpDonald John TrumpHeitkamp releases ad explaining Kavanaugh no vote Trump mocks Al Franken over resignation: He folded ‘like a wet rag’ O’Rourke not ‘interested’ in Obama endorsement MORE received by double digits, Manchin is taken into account a weak Democrat.
Trump has endorsed state Lawyer Basic Patrick Morrisey (R) and has campaigned for him, regardless of Manchin working with Trump usually.
Manchin mentioned he empathizes with the victims of sexual assault however pointed to an FBI report that didn’t corroborate 36-year-old assault allegations in opposition to Kavanaugh.
“Based mostly on the entire info I’ve out there to me, together with the just lately accomplished FBI report, I’ve discovered Choose Kavanaugh to be a certified jurist who will observe the Structure and decide circumstances primarily based on the authorized findings earlier than him,” he mentioned in a press release launched at four pm Friday. Manchin was pressured by each side about his vote.
Liberal activists occupied his West Virginia marketing campaign workplace Monday afternoon demanding that he oppose Kavanaugh.
However a ballot carried out by Public Opinion Methods, a GOP survey agency, discovered West Virginians strongly favor Kavanaugh’s affirmation.
The ballot carried out for the Judicial Disaster Community, a bunch that spent hundreds of thousands of on adverts supporting Kavanaugh, confirmed that 58 p.c of West Virginians again Kavanaugh whereas 28 p.c oppose him.