Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted today to push cloture on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. The White House is confident the Senator will also vote for Kavanaugh during tomorrow’s final confirmation vote. Assuming this is the case, we can thank the good people of West Virginia for making Senator Manchin aware of their feelings.
The state in which President Trump won every county in 2016 really likes Manchin. Though he’s a Democrat, he’s known for voting in the best interests of his constituents instead of staying along party lines 100% of the time as so many Senators do. Rarely, though, has Manchin been the deciding vote. That may be the case if either Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) or Susan Collins (R-ME) switch their votes to go against Kavanaugh tomorrow.
Manchin doesn’t want to be in that position.
Joe Manchin is really, really, really hoping Susan Collins is a Yes. If she's a No, the deciding vote is on him.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) October 5, 2018
Even if he’s put into that situation, I’m very hopeful that he will continue to listen to the people in his state and represent their will. They want Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Manchin’s party does not. Who will win over the Senator? We the People.