Brett Kavanaugh

Head of Job Service North Dakota To Lead Commerce Department

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Commerce Department has a new leader. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position, effective January 1. She succeeds Jay Schuler, who resigned in October over a controversial email about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kommer currently serves as labor commissioner and head of Job Service. Burgum cited her leadership qualities, extensive private-sector…

Sen. Heitkamp Will Vote No on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)WASHINGTON – North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp announces she will vote no on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She says in a statement, “As I said after Judge Kavanaugh was nominated, and as I’ve continued to say throughout this process, I consider vetting nominees to serve on the U.S….

Sen. John Hoeven Doesn’t Believe Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Will Bring New Information

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with eight justices instead of nine. The fate of nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air as the FBI is now investigating assault allegations against him. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven still sides with the longtime judge. “We’ll have to go through this additional background check,…

ND Commerce Commissioner Resigns Over Email Describing ‘Perfect Man’

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s commerce commissioner has resigned over an email to agency staff describing “a perfect man” as one who doesn’t touch alcohol or indulge in night life. Jay Schuler resigned Monday, hours after the email was sent. Gov. Doug Burgum called the email “unacceptable” in a statement from his office. Schuler apologized in the same statement,…

Sen. Smith says she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied against the Supreme Courtnomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul Friday. Judge Kavanaugh is into his fourth day of confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. The president of Minnesota Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh was evasive this week about whether the Supreme Court could still overturn the landmark abortion law Roe…

Congressional Candidate Kelly Armstrong Speaks to Republicans in Fargo

Armstrong says the campaign season really kicks off after Labor Day

FARGO, N.D. — With two months to go until Election Day, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Kelly Armstrong makes a stop in Fargo. The former North Dakota GOP chairman spoke about several issues ranging from the trade war to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. He says the Republican support for his campaign in Fargo has been outstanding. Armstrong says the period after…

Nationwide Bus Tour to Support Judge Brett Kavanaugh Stops in Fargo

Concerned Women for America has been making stops in states with senators that can decide the vote

FARGO, N.D. — A nationwide bus tour to support confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh makes a stop in Fargo. Members of the Concerned Women for America have been traveling around the country to meet with people in states with senators that could play a role in determining if Kavanaugh is confirmed. They came to North Dakota to encourage women to…

Pro-Life Supporters Urge Sen. Heitkamp to “Confirm Kavanaugh”

Heitkamp will meet with Kavanaugh on August 15

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Pro-Life Court Coalition are urging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. They stood outside the federal building in Fargo holding “Confirm Kavanaugh” signs. Speakers included members of the Susan B. Anthony List and a few students from the University of Mary in Bismarck. Sen. Heitkamp voted for…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

Trump Nominates Federal Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. Trump chose the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy…