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Ala. republicans praise Supreme Court nominee

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Alabama republicans are praising President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kavanaugh will fill the seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL):

“President Trump has made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  He has impressive credentials, and I look forward to meeting with him to further consider his qualifications and commitment to upholding our Constitution as it is written.  This nomination is one of the most important items that we will consider this year.  I am hopeful that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process will be fair and timely.”

Governor Kay Ivey:

“I applaud President Trump for his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Judge Kavanaugh clearly understands the proper role of a judge is to interpret the law as it is written and apply the law impartially.  It is imperative that judges adhere to the Constitution and resist judicial activism.  As a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh will have the opportunity to set valuable precedents for lower court judges all over the country to follow."

Alabama Republican Party:

"Known for having a textualist and originalist approach to interpreting the U.S. Constitution, Judge Kavanaugh will serve our nation well on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. In light of these points of interest, and for the sake of the future of our nation, the Alabama Republican Party calls on all members of the U.S. Senate, including Senator Doug Jones, to vote 'yes' in confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court."

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (Public Safety Commissioner and candidate for Lt. Governor):

"Our next Supreme Court Justice must be a steadfast supporter of the rule of law.  There is no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will be a faithful servant to our Constitution, as his demonstrated record of bold conservatism proves.  I enthusiastically look forward to supporting his nomination and urge the United States Senate to confirm him."

Cavanaugh added that, “Senator Jones has a choice between radical liberal scare tactics and the rule of law; between Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s band of obstructionists and our conservative values.  The people of Alabama will demand that Senator Jones vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”


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