Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Sunday urged Ohio Democrats to channel their anger, anxiety and sadness about the confirmation process involving new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into ousting Republicans from power this fall.
Harris made her comments at the Ohio Democratic Party's fundraising dinner. She said the confirmation process that she at one point walked out of was "a sham and a disgrace." Harris is considered a potential 2020 presidential contender. A Republican National Committee spokesperson says Democrats are out of touch.
Meanwhile, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he respects the decision to elect Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kasich told CNN on Sunday he is disappointed at the way the U.S. Senate handled the situation. He said Americans are appalled at the win at all costs message coming from Capitol Hill and the White House.
Kasich says voters have a chance to make their voices heard this November and believes Democrats have a good chance to take control of Congress because of Kavanaugh's win.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday left open the possibility of taking up a Supreme Court nomination if a seat becomes vacant in the 2020 presidential election season. In early 2016, McConnell refused to set hearings for President Obama's last nominee, Merrick Garland, saying the seat should be filled by the winner of that year's election.