WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the following statement of support regarding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Judge Kavanaugh has served with distinction as a federal appeals court judge, a senior advisor to President George W. Bush, and a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy. Throughout his service, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment to the rule of law and to carefully considering the text and history of the Constitution, making him an ideal choice to be the next Supreme Court justice. Judge Kavanaugh has a particularly strong record of policing the separation of powers, seeking to ensure that lawmaking remains the prerogative of elected members of Congress. I think President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Kavanaugh. I look forward to meeting with him and remaining engaged and supportive of him during the confirmation process.”


Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit on May 26, 2006, by a bipartisan 57-36 vote following his nomination by President George W. Bush. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the D.C. Circuit. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) did not cast a vote on the nomination.

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