CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia has launced a digital advertisement to urge Sen. Joe Manchin to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
AFP-WV also has a "Day of Action" planned to urge Manchin (D-W.Va.) to confirm Kavanaugh. The efforts are focused in the Morgantown area and also include Manchin's hometown of Fairmont.
AFP-WV state director Jason Huffman said West Virginians have confidence that Kavanaugh will be a steadfast defender of the Constitution.
"Mountaineers are united in wanting President Trump’s excellent pick seated on the high court and we urge Sen. Manchin to do right by West Virginia and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh," Huffman said in a statement provided to The West Virginia Record.
The digital advertisement will be on Facebook and other platforms. It shows a photo of Manchin with text that urges those viewing the advertisement to tell Manchin to confirm Kavanaugh.
"Judge Brett Kavanaugh will interpret the law as written," the advertisement states. "He will not legislate from the bench. Tell Sen. Manchin to support his nomination to the Supreme Court."
Clicking on the advertisement will take a browser to AFP-WV's website, where they can send an e-mail to Manchin, asking him to confirm Kavanaugh.
Earlier this month, AFP-WV also participated in another event to urge Manchin to confirm Kavanaugh at the West Virginia Capitol. It included Senate president Mitch Carmichel (R-Jackson, 04) and House speaker Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33).
Manchin has not said how he will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.
Americans for Prosperity exists to educate and recruit citizens in support of policies that push for a free society at each level of government.
The West Virginia chapter is attempting to persuade public officials to take up an agenda that includes economic freedom while educating the community on issues shaping the economy.
The West Virginia chapter of AFP is one of 35 such chapters across the nation.