NBC’s Ken Dilanian Advocates For Changes To Senate After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

NBC reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted on Sunday that states with varying population sizes should not get the same representation in the U.S. Senate.

Dilanian suggested in his tweet that it was unfair that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, quoting a Washington Post article that said, “Senators representing less than half the U.S. are about to confirm a nominee opposed by most Americans.”

“It may not happen in our lifetimes, but the idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change,” Dilanian tweeted.

Several responses to Dilanian’s tweet pointed out that the Constitution set up a bicameral legislature to make sure less populated states still get representation in government.

Dilanian responded to one such argument with “Yeah, no.”

Dilanian is NBC’s intelligence and national security reporter and frequently appears on MSNBC.

In 2014, The Intercept obtained emails between Dilanian and the CIA that showed an incredibly cozy relationship. Dilanian, then a Los Angeles Times reporter, ran his stories by the agency and repeatedly promised them favorable coverage.

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