CBS Asks Schumer: Would Dems Voting for Kavanaugh Be ‘Betrayal of the Party’?

‘A lot of pressure on those five red-state Democrats’

CBS Asks Schumer: Would Dems Voting for Kavanaugh Be ‘Betrayal of the Party’? (NewsBusters)

The morning after President Trump named D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second nominee to the Supreme Court, Tuesday’s CBS This Morning rushed to get reaction from Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. In the softball interview that followed, the liberal lawmaker was asked how he might “stop the nomination” and whether it would be a “betrayal of the party” for any Democrat to vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Co-host Norah O’Donnell began the exchange by declaring: “We know that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, this will shift the balance of power on the Supreme Court for decades to come.” Noting that “Republicans control the majority” in the Senate, she wondered: “Is there anything you can do to stop this nomination?”

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