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Politics Dem senator Heitkamp slams Clinton call to abandon civility with GOP

14:55  11 october  2018
14:55  11 october  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Red-state Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will vote no on Kavanaugh

  Red-state Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will vote no on Kavanaugh Heitkamp, facing re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016, is considered the most endangered Democrat in the Senate. She supported Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first Supreme Court pick, last year.Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democratic senator who faced increasingly long odds of re-election this fall, said Thursday that she will vote against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Democrat Sen . Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) was the latest lawmaker to criticize Hillary Clinton ’s remarks justifying incivility against Republicans in a recent CNN interview. “That’s ridiculous,” Heitkamp told CNN Tuesday. “I can’t imagine how you get anything done if you don’t bring civility back into politics

This is Secretary Clinton . She told CNN exactly how she views millions of Americans who hold different political views from her own.” If we’re fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again,’” McConnell said, quoting a portion of Clinton ’s remarks.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's incendiary suggestion this week that liberals "cannot be civil" with Republicans any longer is unproductive and simply "ridiculous," a top Democratic senator said Wednesday.

The stark repudiation of Clinton's comments by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., a vulnerable red-state Democrat seeking re-election this year, comes as top Republicans have lined up in recent days to criticize Democrats' fiery rhetoric amid the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Heitkamp: Vote to oppose Kavanaugh wasn't about politics

  Heitkamp: Vote to oppose Kavanaugh wasn't about politics Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) acknowledged in an interview scheduled to be broadcast late Sunday that voting for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh would have been "politically expedient," but argued her vote was about more than politics.Heitkamp appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" days after she voted "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination despite facing a difficult reelection battle in a state that President Trump won by 36 points in 2016. Heitkamp appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" days after she voted "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination despite facing a difficult reelection battle in a state that President Trump won by 36 points in 2016.

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On CNN, Sen . Hirono is asked about protesters harassing senators in restaurants and at home. Colleague Peter Doocy rpts a GOP senator says senators have had death threats texted to their person Heidi Heitkamp : I decided to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his testimony again

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

Heitkamp, whose "no" vote on Kavanaugh seemingly caused her already-wavering popularity to plummet in North Dakota, minced no words in response Wednesday night.

"That's ridiculous," Heitkamp said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "I mean, I can't imagine how you get anything done if you don't bring civility back into politics, and that goes for both sides."

"I hope that we can find common ground in this country that sexual assault is more prominent than people thought it was," Heitkamp continued.

Why Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voted “no” on Brett Kavanaugh

  Why Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voted “no” on Brett Kavanaugh The North Dakota senator says conduct during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was disturbing — both the judge’s and the president’sThis week on 60 Minutes, Heitkamp explains her decision in an interview with Scott Pelley. In a clip from the interview, posted in the video player above, she tells Pelley that she was troubled by Kavanaugh's demeanor in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.

Garland already has two GOP senators publicly asking to bring him up for a vote and is likely to find himself increasingly popular among Republicans if Trump Aides to several more liberal senators said their bosses aren’t wedded to Garland, and are deferential to Clinton . During his presidential run, Sen .

Democratic Sen . Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton ’s recent remark at a fundraiser that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are in a "basket of deplorables." The senator separated herself from Clinton ’s "deplorables"comment and called it "ill-advised."

Fox News' polling shows Republican challenger Kevin Cramer now leading Heitkamp by 12 points (53 percent to 41 percent). Last month, before Heitkamp voiced her reluctance to support Kavanaugh, he was up by only 4 points.

President Trump enjoys a 64 percent approval rating in North Dakota, but part of the Democratic plan to keep Heitkamp’s seat is to exploit uncertainty over agricultural tariffs favored by the White House. Republicans are looking to flip the seat to expand their narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate.

“That spectacle proved to be perhaps the greatest political gift I’ve been given in a very long time,” Cramer said. Heitkamp has said she was leaning toward voting for Kavanaugh until she re-watched his testimony with the sound off, and analyzed his "body language."

Senior Republican strategists and politicians lined up to echo Heitkamp's sentiment this week, which could help her regain some standing among conservatives with less than a month before November's midterm elections.

Heitkamp dismisses Clinton comments on civility as 'ridiculous'

  Heitkamp dismisses Clinton comments on civility as 'ridiculous' Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Tuesday dismissed Hillary Clinton's comments to CNN that Democrats "cannot be civil" with Republicans who want "to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.""That's ridiculous," the North Dakota Democrat told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Cooper 360." "I mean I can't imagine how you get anything done if you don't bring civility back into politics, and that goes for both sides.

North Dakota Sen . Heidi Heitkamp , a Democrat about to face a difficult reelection in 2018, will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York as he continues to take meetings to shape his Cabinet.

Watch Hillary Clinton Call For Liberals To Abandon Civility Until They Retake Congress. Several Republican senators who supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation have received death threats, have So the question remains: What civility do liberals have left to abandon ? How can the left get any less

Speaking on "Fox & Friends," White House adviser Kellyanne Conway called Clinton's comments "dangerous."

Protests outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the first day Kavanaugh publicly sat on the bench for oral arguments, were relatively sparse. On Saturday, when Kavanaugh was formally sworn in, demonstrators outside banged on the Supreme Court's doors and attempted to claw their way inside.

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested by Capitol Police in the past three weeks, with some briefly staying in jail. Kavanaugh, his family, his accusers and lawmakers all received death threats.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who last year was beaten in his yard and shot at while participating in a GOP congressional baseball practice, blamed Democrats for potentially inciting violence.

"I fear that there's going to be an assassination," Paul told a Kentucky radio show on Tuesday. "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation ... they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence."

Kellyanne Conway rips Hillary Clinton for her 'dangerous' civility lecture

  Kellyanne Conway rips Hillary Clinton for her 'dangerous' civility lecture Hillary Clinton's claim that civility can only be restored to national politics when Democrats take control again is "a little bit dangerous," said the White House counselor.Hillary Clinton's claim that civility can only be restored to national politics when Democrats take control again is "a little bit dangerous," according to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton In quest for Former Sen . Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with

That included jibes at senators in his own party -- including by name the home state senator , Shelley Moore Capito -- who have balked at ending the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a still uncertain plan that would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid.

He continued: "When I was at the ballfield and Steve Scalise was nearly killed, the guy shooting up the ballfield, and shooting I think five or six people, he was yelling, 'This is for health care.' ... When I was attacked in my yard and had six of my ribs broken, and pneumonia, lung contusion, all that -- these are people that are unstable, we don't want to encourage them."

Hillary Clinton posing for the camera© Provided by Fox News Network LLC There were signs that Republicans in particular are being targeted. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., revealed to Fox News on Sunday that his wife had received a graphic text message with a video depicting a beheading, and that someone has publicly posted the names and addresses of his family members.

The apparent intimidation efforts follow reports from Capitol Police that the Democratic congressional aide accused of publishing the private information (known as "doxxing") of at least three Republican lawmakers last month also allegedly threatened to leak senators’ children's health information if a witness told anyone about his activities.

Jackson Cosko, who recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was arrested for allegedly doxxing Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, both of Utah, on Wikipedia -- with information such as their home addresses and phone numbers. Graham, Lee and Hatch's information was published in September.

Woman named as abuse survivor by Heidi Heitkamp campaign says 'damage is done'.

A woman who was identified without her permission as a survivor of abuse said Thursday she doesn't know what the senator "could do that would make it better."

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