We all knew something was going on with this whole thing….
As AJR reported: It looks like Kamala Harris offered Democratic senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, a $400,000 bribe to vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh.
Heitkamp, who comes from a pro-Trump red state that has 60% support of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, made a politically hurtful decision to vote against Kavanaugh.
This decision will not look good for the upcoming election that was already showing her coming in behind her opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer.
So what caused Heitkamp to go from being sympathetic towards Kavanaugh to voting against him?
She claims it was a matter of conscience, yet the accusations against him had zero evidence and zero corroboration.
An email has been revealed showing Kamala Harris fundraising for Heitkamp and praising her decision to vote “no” on Kavanaugh.
This fundraising has brought in about $400, ooo for Heitkamp. Was this part of an agreement between the two for her vote against Kavanaugh?
Soon after the vote Heitkamp was quick to release a video to her pro-Kavanaugh state as to why she decided to vote, “no”. In the video she explained her vote to be a matter of “conscience” and says that she hopes voters see this as an example of her independence.
“I reminded them this is what I do. I don’t take shortcuts,” she said. “I’ve taken some tough votes in the Senate. I’ve taken some tough votes that Democrats haven’t liked in the Senate. I’ve taken some votes that Republicans haven’t liked, but at the end of the day, you have an obligation to do the right thing as you see it, and I think that’s what’s missing maybe a little bit in politics today.”
Heitkamp prides herself in working with Donald Trump, her vote against Kavanaugh was shocking to those who expected her to continue working with the President.
Being behind in the polls, a “yes” vote would have also helped her politically.
So was the big chunk of change raised by Harris a payoff for her “no” vote?
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