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As SCOTUS Hearings Begin, Heller Has Already Decided to Rubber Stamp Trump’s Pick

Heller could pay dearly for backing Kavanaugh in a state that Trump lost in 2016

As hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin today in Washington, Nevadans will be reminded again that Sen. Dean Heller has blindly embraced President Trump’s unpopular choice for a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court. The day after Trump announced his nomination, Heller said he liked what he saw. Heller briefly met with Kavanaugh in July and then immediately declared that he had absolutely “no reservations” about confirming him, despite a laundry list of reasons to be concerned. Heller, the only GOP senator running for re-election in a state that Trump lost in 2016, is expected to pay dearly for backing Kavanaugh in 2018.

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:

“Since day one of this Supreme Court nomination, Dean Heller has been nothing but a spineless yes-man for President Trump. With so much at stake for Nevadans’ access to health care, union rights, civil rights and so much more, Senator Heller’s decision to confirm this right-wing judge to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court is troubling and out of touch with our state. The more Senator Heller doubles down on his support for Brett Kavanaugh, the more it proves his loyalty to party leaders in Washington—not hardworking Nevadans.”