Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

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She also said that Trump vowed to only appoint judges to the Supreme Court who would overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

"I wish that he could go back there and vote because I think that he would fully support him". But unlike other Democrats, Nelson can't afford to come out swinging against the nominee in the interim if he plans to in November appeal to an electorate that voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

Baldwin's opposition came after Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY joined all of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week and asked Americans to rise up against Kavanaugh's nomination.

Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir said that "Baldwin's obstruction on Judge Kavanaugh's appointment is proof that she'd rather stand with her liberal activist San Francisco donors than uphold the Constitution".

"After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin", she said in the statement.

Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing Missouri's Democratic U.S Sen.

Kavanaugh's financial disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $60,000 to $200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a U.S. government loan, some of which was spent on home improvements.

Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. With Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) away undergoing treatment for a severe form of brain cancer, that majority has been 50-49 for months. Eighty-one percent of Democrats said they did not want Roe overturned, while 41 percent of Republicans said the same.

Democratic unity is far from a foregone conclusion.

It appears that if confirmed, Kavanaugh would be the least wealthy justice.

Even the Democrats who voted against Gorsuch have felt the weight of the Kavanaugh nomination. "Stop playing political games and help us #StopKavanaugh" responded Brian Fallon, whose group, Demand Justice, is working to defeat the judge's nomination.

"As a point of comparison, look at Bob Casey who is also up for re-election in the Trump-won state of Pennsylvania".

"The right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is absolutely on the line", she said. "We call it an attempt to bork the nominee", the Kentucky Republican said during a speech on the Senate floor, The Hill reported.

For now, Democrats have their hands full with potential opposition to their cause - from their own ranks and possibly from Collins and Murkowski. "Some things are worth fighting for", Fallon said.

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