Sen. Heitkamp: I decided to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his testimony — with the sound off

Sen. Heitkamp: I decided to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his testimony — with the sound off
Heidi Heitkamp (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Making an informed decision. No wonder her career is in jeopardy.]

Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who is now expected to lose handily to her Republican challenger in North Dakota, said she was ready to confirm then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after his testimony — until she watched it again with the sound off.

In an interview with CNN, Heitkamp said that she was ready to vote “Yes” on Kavanaugh but that his body language convinced her that she could not vote for him, despite the FBI finding no corroboration of the claims against him and multiple witnesses directly refuting the claims.

“I was concerned about these allegations but willing to give him the benefit of the doubt,” said Heitkamp, who currently trails Republican Kevin Cramer by an average of 8.7%.

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“She watched Ford’s testimony,” CNN reports. “And then she watched Kavanaugh’s. And then she watched Kavanaugh’s again, but this time, with the sound off.”

“It’s something I do,” she told CNN. “We communicate not only with words, but with our body language and demeanor.”

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