Most Republican governors help Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s decide for the Supreme Courtroom.
Kavanaugh has met privately with many senators on Capitol Hill, however he has not but gone by way of a affirmation listening to. Forward of the Senate’s choice on the federal appeals decide, greater than 30 governors signed a letter in help of Kavanaugh, 53.
The governors stated Kavanaugh’s “impeccable credentials display he’s worthy of this nomination.”
Nevertheless, three Republican governors didn’t signal the letter. The three are from blue states and all are going through re-election this yr.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner initially indicated that he wouldn’t signal the letter, however ultimately did so.
Learn on for a take a look at who didn’t signal the letter.
Charlie Baker, Massachusetts
Baker has harassed he believes a Supreme Courtroom nominee ought to rule in favor of pro-choice points.
“I’m a giant believer in a lady’s proper to decide on, and I feel that must be a basic a part of the vetting course of,” Baker has stated. “I hope that could be a basic a part of the vetting course of as they transfer ahead right here.”
Larry Hogan, Maryland
Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for governor, has publicly known as on Hogan to sentence Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court docket.
Phil Scott, Vermont
Scott advised WCAX-TV he had not but discovered sufficient about Kavanaugh to signal onto the letter when requested by the Republican Governor’s Affiliation.
“I do not wish to rubber stamp anybody. I do not know a lot in regards to the nominee,” he stated. “If there had been a letter asking for a good and open listening to on the affirmation, I’d have signed it, however to blindly rubber stamp somebody that I do not know loads about — I did not suppose it will do nice justice to anybody.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.