Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi blasted Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Senate Democrats for embarking on a "senseless campaign to discredit" Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.
Bondi, a Republican, made her case Wednesday in a Washington Examiner opinion piece.
"It is disappointing that Florida's Democratic Senator, Bill Nelson, has not made any good faith efforts to give a brilliant jurist the fair consideration he deserves from the U.S. Senate," she wrote.
"Nelson and Senate Democrats have embarked on a senseless campaign to discredit Kavanaugh, despite finding nothing with which to discredit him.
"Nelson has thus far been complicit in the Democrat Party's strategy of obstruction."
Bondi maintained Kavanaugh is "undeniably qualified for the Supreme Court bench" and noted he has been "commended by legal scholars, colleagues, and observers from both sides of the aisle."
"Nelson is fighting for re-election in a state that President [Donald] Trump won in 2016 — a state where his own party is not sure what Nelson has accomplished in nearly two decades in office," she said. "In the midst of another tough re-election battle, he continues to dodge questions about Kavanaugh's nomination."
Bondi said she hopes Nelson will come around and support Kavanaugh.
"Americans will be watching, and they will make their voices heard when they go to the polls in November," she warned.
A recent Quinnipiac University Poll showed Nelson and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, in a dead heat at 49 percent of likely voters each in the Senate race.
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