It perhaps seemed a bit unusual that Gov. Kay Ivey quickly issued a statement of support Monday night in support of President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
And maybe it seemed out of the ordinary for Ivey to issue a second statement on Tuesday, calling on her Democratic opponent in the governor's race, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, to join her in supporting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the high court.
After all, neither Ivey nor Maddox nor any governor have any remote connection to the confirmation process for a Supreme Court justice - which is conducted by the U.S. Senate.
And on Tuesday afternoon, the Maddox campaign responded to Ivey's call for support by saying the Senate doesn't care what Ivey thinks about the Supreme Court.
And the Maddox campaign took advantage of the opportunity to again bring up Ivey's refusal so far to participate in a gubernatorial debate.
"I don't think the U.S. Senate really cares who Kay Ivey wants on the Supreme Court," Maddox spokesman Chip Hill said in a statement to AL.com. "Her limited energy should be devoted to fixing Alabama's problems and not political grandstanding. If Gov. Ivey really wants to discuss this, or anything else with Walt, she should come out of hiding and agree to debate."Continue reading on AL.com