The liberal organization MoveOn.org announced that they will pull ad funding from two different Democrat senatorial candidates because of their support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday afternoon.
We’re cancelling a planned six-figure digital video ad expenditure for Phil Bredesen in Tennessee due to his Kavanaugh position. And similarly will be pulling all planned campaigning on behalf of Joe Manchin in West Virginia if he votes yes. Kavanaugh is unfit for the Court.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) October 5, 2018
MoveOn canceled a planned “six-figure digital video ad” for Phil Bredesen, the Democrat running for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Bob Corker in Tennessee and for current West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who’s facing a tough reelection battle.
“Based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed FBI report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him,” Manchin said in a statement he released after Senator Collins announced the same message. (RELATED: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh)
In a similar fashion to Manchin, Bredesen released a statement saying if he was currently in the Senate, he would break party ranks and vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
“I believed that Judge Kavanaugh initially met this test, and I was prepared to say ‘yes’ to his nomination prior to Dr. Ford’s coming forward,” Bredesen said in a statement. “While the subsequent events make it a much closer call, and I am missing key pieces of information that a sitting Senator has, I’m still a ‘yes.'”