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Michigan senators say they will vote against Trump pick for U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Both of Michigan’s United States senators announced today they will oppose President Trump's choice to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The news that Democrats Debbie Stabenowand Gary Peters will oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is hardly a surprise. Most Senate Democrats are expected to vote against President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat left vacant by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Sen. Stabenow claims Kavanaugh’s record shows “he has chosen to side with the wealthiest special interests over the majority of Americans time after time.”

Michigan Senator Gary Peters says, “given Judge Kavanaugh’s clear record of placing corporate interests before the rights of Michiganders,” the Democratic senator will oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate, and are expected to win approval for Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court this fall.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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