PolitiFact Wisconsin examines Sen. Tammy Baldwin's Supreme Court voting record

Voting for a Supreme Court nominee is one of most important decisions a US Senator has to make. But these days it's also hyper-partisan.

PolitiFact Wisconsin looked at Senator Tammy Baldwin's track record with Democratic and Republican nominees.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most recent name to come up for consideration for the Senate. PolitiFact Wisconsin looked at a total of three nominees in Senator Baldwin's first term.

"We're using the Flip-O-Meter to determine whether Senator Tammy Baldwin has been consistent on her consideration of Supreme Court nominees," said Tom Kertscher with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Senator Baldwin met with Merrick Garland after he was nominated by President Obama but did not give him a thumbs down or up on how she would vote.

The GOP controlled Senate in 2016 refused of hold confirmation hearings and a vote on Garland.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says Baldwin called on her Republican colleagues to give Garland a "fair" consideration and meet with him.

"What we found is that Baldwin has shifted her position between the Obama administration and the Trump administration," said Kertscher.

Fast forward to President Trump's two nominees - Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says Baldwin immediately expressed opposition to Gorsuch but did meet with him. As for Kavanaugh?

"With Brett Kavanaugh, Baldwin also announced her opposition to him a couple of days after his nomination," said Kertscher. "She has said she will meet with him but no meeting has occurred yet."

For a partial change in position, PolitiFact Wisconsin give Baldwin a Half Flip.

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