Beto O’Rourke Goes Opposite of Ted Cruz: I Would Not Have Voted For Kavanaugh

While some red state Democrats have either voiced their support for or voted in favor of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Texas Democratic senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke said that if he was in the Senate, he would not have voted for Kavanaugh.

O’Rourke told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes he is opposed to Kavanaugh because of his stance on voting and civil rights.

“I would not have. We’re 50th in the country, as you said, in voter turnout, by design, on purpose, some people not intended to vote,” he said. “We need a Supreme Court justice who believes in voting rights. In a state where you can be fired for being gay, a Supreme Court justice who believes in civil rights.”

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O’Rourke also said he would not have voted for Kavanaugh is because America needs a Justice who “believes in a woman’s right to make her own decision about her own body and have access to the healthcare that ensures that she can.”

O’Rourke did not cite the sexual assault allegations that were made against Kavanaugh late in the confirmation process as a reason why he would not have voted for him.

Democratic Tennessee senate candidate Phil Bredesen released a statement before the full Senate vote to say he would have voted “yes” to Kavanaugh:

The Democratic candidate said he would make sure future Supreme Court nominees would be held to the high bar and hold President Donald Trump accountable.

Sen. Ted Cruz, who currently holds the Texas seat, voted in favor of Kavanaugh’s nomination, with the final Senate vote being 50-48.

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  1. You would have voted “no” like every other Dim, except Manchin? Color me shocked. Good thing you’re just running your mouth, unless you have a time machine. Just go away you white, preppie, wannabe Mexican.

  2. If you didn’t have concerns on the allegations, then the vote probably should have been a yes.

    Though there was such a mess with that other stuff – there wasn’t much talk about the SCJ Kavanaugh on any issues – other than Roe v Wade of course.

  3. Ahh, an admission that this whole thing was about the possibility of overturning Roe vs Wade.

    Note that even if Roe was overturned, abortion would not automatically be illegal. The matter would be up to state law.

  4. In 2016 Trump had 800,000 more votes than his Democratic rival in Texas. There have been a little over 400,000 new registered voters in the state since then. The Texas Senate race isn’t about Cruz nor O’Rourke. If Texans are happy with Trump, Cruz will get the vote. If not, then it goes to O’Rourke. Simple as that.

  5. Now let’s see, you been in jail burglary, DUI, when you were in that band you wore a woman dress, now your Pocahontas is living in Massachusetts. Now your a mexican, and a embarrassing members other Frinstine, Pissoly, your Warren of course, and those who want to start war on the streets, the message from Tim Kaine of Vargina you know the senator. Perhaps you can start another band…

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