Jay Webber thinks Mikie Sherrill needs to say if she would support the impeachment of President Donald Trump and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Webber campaign pointed to calls by some groups backing Sherrill to flip the House toward Democratic control as a way to oust Trump and Kavanaugh, taking a shot at a grass roots organization that essentially drove the incumbent, Rodney Frelinghuysen, out of the race.
“Calling for the impeachment of President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh is hardly a bipartisan approach,” said Ronica Cleary, a Webber spokesperson, who is trying to make the connect that Sherrill’s call for greater bi-partisanship in Washington and the endorsement of the Democratic-leaning organization.
Cleary accused the group of having “hate-filled rage” and thinks Sherrill should disavow the New Jersey 11th for Change endorsement.
But Sherrill’s campaign manager, Mollie Binotto, says that Webber, a six-term Republican Assemblyman, is just trying to deflect voters away from the issues.
“Assemblyman Webber wants to make this election about anything but the issues affecting the people of the 11th District and his out of step voting record in Trenton. This latest release is just more of the same – another attempt to impugn a United States Naval Veteran and federal prosecutor,” said Binotto. “There is only one candidate in this race who has said that she will represent every person in this district and that’s Mikie Sherrill.”
Sherrill has been consistent about her views on impeachment. During a contested Democratic primary, she said that legal proceedings cannot move forward until all evidence is collected.
She said that she wanted Congress to support the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller and allow him to finish his work.
A Monmouth University poll released this week has Trump’s approvals in New Jersey’s 11th district at 49%-48% among likely voters.
Webber has said he would have ultimately voted to confirm Kavanaugh, while Sherrill said she would have voted no.