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Heller’s Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh Is One More Reason why Nevadans will Vote Him Out

Kavanaugh is the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years, and Heller is the only GOP Senator currently running for re-election in a state Trump lost in 2016

Today, Sen. Dean Heller turned his back on Nevadans and voted to confirm controversial right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.

“With his vote to confirm a right-wing extremist to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, Dean Heller showed Nevadans once again that his loyalties lie with Republican leaders in Washington like Mitch McConnell and not the constituents he’s supposed to represent,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II. “From health care to a woman’s right to choose to our civil rights, there’s too much at stake for Nevada to have a spineless senator who’s just a rubber stamp for Donald Trump playing political games and dismissing assault allegations as a ‘little hiccup.’ Kavanaugh has shown that not only will he be a threat to Nevadans, but he lacks the proper temperament and impartiality needed to be a fair-minded Supreme Court Justice. This vote adds to a long list of betrayals that our state will remember when they head to the polls, and Nevadans will have no reservations voting Dean Heller out of office a month from now.”

Kavanaugh is the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years, and Heller is the only GOP Senator currently running for re-election in a state Trump lost in 2016. Recent polling clearly shows that Nevadans did NOT want Heller to vote to confirm Kavanaugh—a plurality of Nevadans believe Heller should have rejected his nomination. The poll also showed that 55% of Nevada voters would be less likely to support Heller if Kavanaugh, who has a history of anti-choice views and opinions, votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.