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Trump SCOTUS nominee: Nebraska, Iowa lawmakers weigh in on Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Posted: 8:46 PM, Jul 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-09 21:51:26-04
Trump SCOTUS pick: Neb, Iowa lawmakers respond
Trump SCOTUS pick: Neb, Iowa lawmakers respond
Trump SCOTUS pick: Neb, Iowa lawmakers respond
Trump SCOTUS pick: Neb, Iowa lawmakers respond

On Monday night, President Trump announced Washington, D.C., Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court .

Here's how Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers responded to the nomination:

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.): “It was a privilege to be at the White House this evening when President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As the Senate begins the confirmation process, I will be thoroughly reviewing Judge Kavanaugh’s record and I look forward to visiting with him in person.”

Sen. Ben Sasse  (R-Neb.): "Brett Kavanaugh is a serious jurist known for careful deliberation. This doesn’t matter to many on the left. Sadly, the #Resistance is going to try to bork him by portraying him as a cross between Lex Luthor and Darth Vader. This isn’t the apocalypse – this is an opportunity to thoroughly review Kavanaugh’s record, debate this seriously, and celebrate our system of checks, balances, and limited government." 

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): “Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees to come before the Senate. His credentials are well known, and he’s served with distinction as a judge on the esteemed D.C. Circuit for more than a decade. He is a superb mainstream candidate worthy of the Senate’s consideration. As we have always done when reviewing nominees for lifetime-appointed judgeships, the Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a fair and comprehensive evaluation of the nominee’s background and qualifications followed by hearings where we’ll hear directly from the nominee as we fulfill our advice and consent responsibility.”