Heidi Heitkamp, the pro-abortion senator from North Dakota has revealed she planned to vote for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. That is, until he passionately testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and defended himself over unproven accusations that he sexually assaulted Christine Ford.
As the Daily Caller reports:
“I had the office preparer begin to prepare a statement saying that I was voting for him,” Heitkamp said in an interview with CNN. “Up until that hearing. It [changed everything] for me.”
Heitkamp announced her opposition to Kavanaugh following the release of the FBI report to the Senate on its supplemental background investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct more than 35 years ago. The report concluded investigators could find no corroboration of the allegations made against Kavanaugh.
“When considering a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, we must evaluate the totality of the circumstances and record before us,” Heitkamp said in her statement. “In addition to the concerns about his past conduct, last Thursday’s hearing called into question Judge Kavanaugh’s current temperament, honesty, and impartiality. These are critical traits for any nominee to serve on the highest court in our country.”
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The North Dakota senator took umbrage with Kavanaugh’s heated defense of himself during his testimony, where he called the confirmation process a “national disgrace” and fired back at Democratic senators.
“We communicate not only with words, but we communicate with body language, we communicate with demeanor,” Heitkamp continued. “I saw somebody who was very angry, very nervous and I saw rage.”
What did Heitkamp expect Kavanaugh to do when he testified before the Senate after being falsely accused y three women of sexual misconduct and after having his wife and daughters exposed to those disgusted accusations over and over again by the media and abortion proponents? Was Kavanaugh supposed to be cherry and happy about the way he was being destroyed by a misleading character assassination campaign?
One wonder what Heitkamp’s demeanor would be had she been accused of the same disgusting behavior.
And maybe Heitkamp ought to be worried about her own demeanor. She’s the senator who high-fived Chuck Schumer after voting to support killing babies in late-term abortions.
But voters in North Dakota will have the final say and they appear to be siding with Kavanaugh, as a pro-life congressman is ahead in their close Senate race.