On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) met with Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
Sen. Donnelly did not allow press in this meeting, which the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, was held in his taxpayer-funded office. However, Donnelly’s campaign did release b-roll footage of the meeting on YouTube.
This footage could be potentially used by Donnelly’s campaign as he builds support for his relection in a state which President Trump won by 19 points in 2016. It is important to note that the released footage is only b-roll with no VSOTs (Voice Over Sound On Tape).
While no cameras were allowed inside Donnelly's office. His staff released a picture after the meeting, reported Fox 59.
Donnelly issued the following statement: “I had a wide-ranging conversation and productive meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. This was an important opportunity to sit down and talk in-depth with Judge Kavanaugh about: his record; experience working in the Bush Administration and serving on the federal bench; and views on the role of the Supreme Court as well as on a range of issues including precedent, health care, and judicial independence.
“I take my responsibility as Senator to consider Supreme Court nominees very seriously and will continue a thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record and plan to follow his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing closely…”