(Washington, DC) - Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly says he will vote no on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Donnelly, a Democrat, is thought to be a key wing vote and had been on the fence about Kavanaugh. He is also up for re-election this year.
Read Joe's statement on the Kavanaugh nomination: pic.twitter.com/JvjTOKEDyF— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) September 28, 2018
In a statement, Donnelly said sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh are disturbing and credible. He argued that the FBI should fully investigate the accusations.
Donnelly's opponent in the Indiana Senate race has responded to Donnelly's decision to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. Republican candidate Mike Braun says Donnelly is making a "grave mistake".
Donnelly’s decision to oppose @POTUS’s highly qualified nominee is a grave mistake, but proves he is more concerned with standing with liberal Democrat leaders than standing for Hoosiers. I continue to strongly support Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. #INSen— Mike Braun (@braun4indiana) September 28, 2018
Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegations. Meantime, another swing vote, Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake is voting to confirm Kavanaugh.
Copyright © 2018 TTWN Media Networks LLC
Photo Credit: Getty Images