West Virginia residents pressed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this weekend about whether he would vote in favor of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
At the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival parade in Milton on Sunday, the senator marched alongside voters who asked him one after the other if he planned on voting or urged him to vote for Kavanaugh.
Manchin would only say that he would have a final answer to those questions by the end of the week. One parade-goer continually shouted Kavanaugh’s name, and Manchin would only say, “Thank you.”
Another yelled out, “Vote Kavanaugh!” and Manchin responded, “I hear you.”
One woman asked Manchin, “Are you going to vote for the judge?” Manchin only told her to wait until Friday for that answer.
Another voter told Manchin, “If you don’t vote for him, I won’t vote for you.” Manchin said, “I get that a lot.”
Kavanaugh was accused of 36-year-old sexual misconduct incident by Christine Ford Blasey. Both testified before Congress last week. Kavanaugh vehemently denied anything happened.
According to polls taken before and after Kavanaugh and Ford testified, A majority of West Virginians want Manchin to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Manchin is one of several red-state Democrats up for re-election still deciding as to whether or not he will cast a vote in favor of the Supreme Court nominee.