Republican Governors Urge Swift Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Republican governors delivered a letter today to U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s swift confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Republican Governors Association writes:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican governors, led by RGA Chairman Governor Bill Haslam, delivered a letter today to U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s swift confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

To read a copy of the letter in its entirety, you can do so here. An excerpt of the letter is below:

“As governors, we stand in support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and encourage the United States Senate to move expeditiously to confirm his appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. We make this request based on his track record of upholding the Constitution and his distinguished credentials that eminently qualify him to serve on the nation’s highest court.

As Judge Kavanaugh stated in his remarks to the nation, his judicial philosophy is straightforward. He believes a judge must be independent and open-minded and must interpret the law as written. As his record shows, he will interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history, tradition, and precedent. Judge Kavanaugh will adjudicate legal disputes with impartiality, preserving the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.

Judge Kavanaugh’s impeccable credentials demonstrate he is worthy of this nomination. After receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale, Judge Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court, Judge Walter Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He went on to become a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, an associate in the Office of Independent Counsel Ken Starr, and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Judge Kavanaugh later served President George W. Bush as associate counsel, senior associate counsel, and assistant to the president and staff secretary. Judge Kavanaugh also teaches at Harvard Law School.”

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