Since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh being nominated to replace him, conversation has erupted over who will support him and what his addition to the Supreme Court would mean for the United States.
This week, Senator Marco Rubio met with Judge Kavanaugh, and he had nothing but praise to share about his meeting.
In a statement, Senator Rubio explained that “Even before meeting with Judge Kavanaugh, it was evident that he is a qualified, mainstream jurist who possesses the right temperament and experience to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Of course, some of those characteristics apply to many in the federal judicial system today, including those who believe it is appropriate for judges to craft new policies and rights.”
He added that “During my conversation with Judge Kavanaugh, he articulated an unwavering commitment to original intent, judicial restraint, and the understanding that the Supreme Court should be a ‘trier of law’ appellate court and not a ‘trier of fact’ trial court.”
Finally, he noted that Kavanaugh’s “answers reflected what the American people voted for when they elected the president and a Republican-controlled Senate less than two years ago. I intend to support his nomination because of his stated commitment to interpreting and defending the Constitution as written.”