Reaction started pouring in immediately in the Mississippi campaign apparatus as President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the vacant Supreme Court seat.
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 10, 2018
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Most notably, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith used the occasion of the #SCOTUS announcement, which she watched from the White House with other Republican Senators, used the occasion to launch a web ad against one of her opponents, Chris McDaniel. In the ad, she turns one of McDaniel’s late night Facebook rants where he questioned President Trump’s standing as a constitutional conservative (in 2016) against him.
For his part, McDaniel was clearly excited about the Kavanaugh pick. However, there’s been no response at this point from the McDaniel camp about the web ad from Hyde-Smith.
I applaud President Trump’s decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has a long record of conservative decisions ranging from the separation of powers and executive privilege to abortion, immigration and gun rights.
— Sen. Chris McDaniel (@senatormcdaniel) July 10, 2018
Espy has made no public statement or social media post about Kavanaugh as of the writing of this article.
Wicker vs. Baria
Senator Wicker, not surprisingly, was absolute in his support for Trump’s choice.
President Trump has once again kept his promise to nominate to the Supreme Court a well-qualified jurist with a record of upholding the integrity of the law and the Constitution. I look forward to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. #ScotusPick
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 10, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. It is important that President Donald J. Trump nominates a constitutional conservative and that the Senate approves his nomination in a timely manner.
Posted by Roger Wicker on Monday, July 9, 2018
Baria demured and took a bit more of a cautious attitude.