Sealed lips: Vul­ner­a­ble Sen­ate Democ­rats dodge Trump’s guilty ver­dict

Sealed lips: Vulnerable Senate Democrats dodge Trump’s guilty verdict

Mum’s the word on for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s guilty ver­dict for most Sen­ate Democ­rats fac­ing swing-state reelec­tions next year, a depar­ture from their pro­gres­sive col­leagues who wel­comed the his­toric con­vic­tion.
The strat­e­gy on such a con­tentious issue under­scores the poten­tial vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties pre­sent­ing more than a half-dozen Democ­rats in bat­tle­ground Sen­ate races, any one of which could deter­mine con­trol of the cham­ber.
Nei­ther the offices nor cam­paigns of Sens. Jacky Rosen (D‑NV), Sher­rod Brown (D‑OH), Tam­my Bald­win (D‑WI), and Bob Casey (D‑PA) respond­ed to requests for com­ment Fri­day to the Man­hat­tan jury con­vict­ing Trump on Thurs­day of 34 felony counts in his New York hush mon­ey tri­al.
A spokesper­son for Sen. Jon Tester (D‑MT) told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er in a state­ment, “Sen. Tester respects the judi­cial process and believes every­one should be treat­ed fair­ly before the courts, and vot­ers will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make their voic­es heard at the bal­lot box in Novem­ber.”
Demo­c­ra­t­ic strate­gist Hank Sheinkopf, who’s advised for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin …