Sen. Claire McCaskill to meet with US Supreme Court nominee

2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, August 21 2018 Aug 21, 2018 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:04:00 PM CDT August 21, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is slated to meet with President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

The Democrat will meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. She faces a tough battle for re-election this year in a state Trump won by 19 points.

McCaskill has said she wants to know Kavanaugh's opinion on the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens' United decision that allowed corporate spending in elections.

McCaskill also says she wants to know how Kavanaugh feels about a Republican-led lawsuit to overturn former President Barack Obama's health care law. And she says she's interested in Kavanaugh's views in cases of "the little guy versus the big guy."

Republicans have been pressuring Democratic senators up for re-election this year to meet with Kavanaugh, particularly in states that Trump won.

UPDATE: McCaskill issued the following statement about the meeting in a news release. 

“I welcomed the opportunity to talk with Judge Kavanaugh about his views on ensuring Missourians retain critical healthcare protections, removing dark money from politics, and guaranteeing powerful corporate interests don’t prevail over individual Americans—and look forward to hearing more about how he approaches these issues during his upcoming confirmation hearing.”

Image courtesy of Sen. Claire McCaskill via Flickr.

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