So after Taylor Swift did Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen a real solid and endorsed him over Marsha Blackburn, Bredesen decided that the moment was right to go #HimToo, and volunteered that he would have voted to confirm to the Supreme Court the Virgin Mayor of Keg City, Brett Kavanaugh.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) has the deets:
“Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen is facing backlash from some of the staunchest supporters of his Senate campaign after coming out in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Campaign volunteers have been calling to cancel door-knocking and phone-banking shifts for Bredesen since his statement backing Kavanaugh, according to an internal spreadsheet maintained by the campaign and obtained by POLITICO.
“At least 22 volunteers so far have reached out to express frustration with the decision, according to the spreadsheet. POLITICO spoke with five who contacted the campaign to vent their anger. It’s a small fraction of Bredesen’s total volunteer force, which numbers in the thousands, according to his campaign. But it’s also just one slice of the frustration roiling Democrats since Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last weekend.”
Now, of course Marsha Blackburn already endorsed #JusticeGangBang, so it is not like he’s differentiating himself from her shoring up his own base, he was trying to get Possum Hollar to come to his side. They ain’t coming, Phil, but guess who is leaving?
“As a woman voter in Tennessee, I felt torpedoed by the statement,” said Rhonda McDowell, a campaign volunteer in Memphis.
“McDowell, a 63-year-old travel agent, said she had volunteered twice a week for the past four or five weeks, but she told campaign staff she could not continue after Bredesen backed Kavanaugh. McDowell told POLITICO she was rethinking that decision, but only because she was worried about the effect Bredesen’s support for Kavanaugh could have on other Democrats running in Tennessee.”
Wouldn’t it be refreshing to get an actual Democrat instead of these Lieberman-esque quislings?