With Heitkamp, Schumer gets his way

Heidi Heitkamp is making it clear she’d rather take orders from her national Democratic Party boss and high-five partner Chuck Schumer than North Dakota voters. Schumer recently advised Senate Democrats to “keep your powder dry. Don’t commit. Stay as neutral as you can, as long as you can.” And now we see Heitkamp is doing just that.

Heidi Heitkamp just announced she will meet with Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh on August 15th, 37 days after he was nominated by President Trump. This is by far the longest it has taken Heitkamp to meet with a Supreme Court nominee.

 Nominee Date of Nomination Date of Meeting Days Between 
Garland 3/16/16 4/7/16 22
Gorsuch 1/31/17 2/8/17 8
Kavanaugh 7/9/18 8/15/18 37

North Dakotans deserve to know: why the holdup?

“Caught in a no-win situation, Heidi Heitkamp is taking Chuck Schumer’s advice at the expense of North Dakotans, who want to see Judge Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court,” said NDGOP Spokesman Jake Wilkins. “Heitkamp likes to talk about how independent she is, but on the issues that matter most, Heitkamp is just another loyal foot soldier in Chuck Schumer’s band of Washington obstructionists.”


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