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Senator Joe Donnelly to meet with Supreme Court nominee

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly said he'll meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee next month.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 4:04 PM

INDIANA (WLFI) —Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly said he'll meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee next month.

Donnelly is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents on the ballot this year.

The GOP has recently put added pressure on him to support appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

This comes despite widespread opposition to the nominee from his fellow Democrats. Donnelly's office said he'll meet Kavanaugh on August 15.

Wednesday he told News 18 that his goal is to walk away with a better understanding of Kavanaugh's views.

"I want to determine his qualifications, I want to go over with him some of his views on the law and so to learn more about him so I can make a better decision when it comes time," said Sen. Donnelly. 

The announcement comes after Donnelly's Republican opponent Mike Braun accused him of joining other Democrats in refusing to meet with Kavanaugh, in order to slow-walk the process.

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