Ben Nelson Becomes First Dem 'No' on Kagan

Posted: Jul 31, 2010 9:19 AM
ABC News reports:

Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson announced late Friday he would vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

In a statement released this evening, Sen. Nelson said, "I have heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded. Therefore, I will not vote to confirm Ms. Kagan’s nomination."

So far, Nelson is the only Democrat who has come out in opposition to Kagan.  On the other hand, five Republicans have signified their support of her nomination. 

Public polling info shows that Kagan is one of the more unpopular Supreme Court nominees in a long time with less than half the country supporting .  Still, she's expected to sail through an easy confirmation vote late next week.

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