Red State Democrats Reject Invite To SCOTUS Reveal

The Hill reports:

A trio of red-state Democratic senators have turned down invitations to attend President Trump’s announcement of his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) were invited but declined to attend the event at the White House at 9 p.m. Monday.

Donnelly said in a statement that he declined so that his first meeting with Trump’s pick will be “in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience and perspectives.”