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A Democratic Senator Just Canceled Her Meeting With Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee After Michael Cohen Implicated Trump, and Others Are With Her

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After Tuesday's eight-count guilty verdict against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and revelations made during the plea deal of one-time fixer and personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, many asked the same question of their elected officials in the United States Senate: what about Brett Kavanaugh?

Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated in July by Justice Anthony Kennedy.


Several Senators have held private meetings with Kavanaugh, which is common for Senators prior to confirmation hearings, but on Wednesday, in light of Cohen's assertion that he broke the law at the behest of Donald Trump, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) made it clear that those revelations were a bridge too far and that she had canceled her meeting with Trump's nominee.

"I have cancelled my meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. [President Donald Trump], who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal matter, does not deserve the courtesy of a meeting with his nominee—purposely selected to protect, as we say in Hawaii, his own okole."

And people on Twitter expressed their support:

But Hirono wasn't the only one. Senator Markey of Massachusetts echoed Hirono's sentiment with his own tweet:

Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal urged the Senate to end consideration of Kavanaugh's nomination in the wake of yesterday's revelations:

And Senator Shaheen called for a delay of confirmation hearings:

People had their backs:

And urged others to do the same:

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine's announcement tacitly endorsing Kavanaugh found few willing to defend her in any way.

Some even used Hirono's post to call out Collins.

Collins as yet has not followed up with another official announcement regarding her support of Kavanaugh. It also remains to be seen if any Republican Senators will follow Hirono's lead.