Sen. Heitkamp has stopped by powwows in her re-election campaign.
Published October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON — Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), who is facing a tough challenge in her bid for reelection on November 6, 2018, will vote no on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senator Heitkamp says her vote was based on the emotional testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s first accuser, last week as she explained her decision to vote no.
“When I listened to Dr. Ford testify, I heard the voices of women I have known throughout my life who have similar stories of sexual assault and abuse. Countless North Dakotans and others close to me have since reached out and told me their stories of being raped or sexually assaulted,” Heitkamp said.
She added that “our actions right now are a poignant signal to young girls and women across our country. I will continue to stand up for them.”
Sen. Heitkamp is a member of the U.S. Senate Commitee on Indian Affairs and represents the five federally recognized tribes in the North Dakota.