If anyone was wondering, Democrat Claire McCaskill is going to vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
McCaskill had previously said she would not base her decision on the thin allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, but what she did base her decision on is rather surprising.
Free speech. She opposes Kavanaugh because of his adherence to free speech.
“He has revealed his bias against limits on campaign donations which places him completely out of the mainstream of this nation,” McCaskill wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “He wrote, ‘And I have heard very few people say that limits on contributions to candidates are unconstitutional although I for one tend to think those limits have some constitutional problems.’”
She also suggested that Kavanaugh would “give free reign [sic] to anonymous donors and foreign governments through their citizens to spend money to interfere and influence our elections with so-called ‘issue ads.’” She later tied him to Russia, stating that a Russian company “indicted for election interference is currently using Judge Kavanaugh’s opinion to argue for their innocence.”
McCaskill further said she was “uncomfortable about his view on Presidential power as it relates to the rule of law, and his position that corporations are people” but that his support of “unlimited donations and dark anonymous money, from even foreign interests” was the “determining factor” in her decision to vote against him.
McCaskill is alluding to the Citizens United Supreme Court case, which determined that political campaign spending was protected by the First Amendment. The Left disagrees with this, and continuously rails against the decision, even while accepting so-called dark money allowed by it.
McCaskill is one of the leading senate voices on the “believe all women” mantra that is permeating college campuses and bolstered by the #MeToo movement, so her claim to not consider the allegations against Kavanaugh is telling. Maybe she sees the writing on the wall, as she is currently struggling in her re-election campaign, and as more than 100 lawsuits from students accused of sexual assault on campus have resulted in favorable judge’s opinions that go against what McCaskill has been pushing for years.