UPDATED 1:48 PM PT — Mon. July 23, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with west Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, marking the first known meeting with a Democrat Senator.
The two will sit down for a meeting next Monday, a spokesperson for Manchin confirmed Monday.
The West Virginia lawmaker is largely viewed as a possible swing vote over Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Manchin is in a difficult situation himself, as he’s a Democrat in a state President Trump won by more than 40 percentage points.
Nine other Senate Democrats are in the same position, as they prepare to run in states President Trump won in 2016.