Audio: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill to Vote No on Judge Kavanaugh Nomination

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Missouri’s senior senator says she will vote “no” on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U-S Supreme Court. Brian Hauswirth reports.



Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill issued her statement on Wednesday evening, saying she’ll vote “no.” McCaskill says while the recent sexual assault allegations are “troubling and deserve a thorough and fair examination” by the Senate Judiciary Committee, her decision is not based on those allegations but rather on Judge Kavanaugh’s positions on key issues, including dark money.

McCaskill writes, in part: “He has revealed his bias against limits on campaign donations which places him completely out of the mainstream of this nation.” McCaskill is running for re-election in November against GOP Attorney General Josh Hawley, who says McCaskill has continually sided with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Supreme Court nominations. Hawley’s statement reads, in part: “Claire McCaskill is now 0 for 6 on Supreme Court nominees since she started running for the Senate 12 long years ago.”