– U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:
“I believe Judge Kavanaugh is a well-qualified conservative jurist, and I commend President Trump for his commitment to naming Supreme Court justices who are committed to the rule of law. I appreciate the significance of my responsibility to weigh the qualifications of the nominee, including his dedication to the Constitution and the fair interpretation of our laws. I look forward to being part of this important process.”
--U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
“President Trump has once again kept his promise to nominate to the Supreme Court a well-qualified jurist with a record of upholding the integrity of the law and the Constitution. This appointment will help shape the nation’s highest court for a generation. I look forward to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh, and to the Senate giving full and timely consideration of this nominee.”
Judge Brett Kavanaugh serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Kavanaugh received his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale. He clerked for retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Beginning in 2001, Kavanaugh served in the George W. Bush administration as an Associate Counsel to the President and later as the White House Staff Secretary. He was nominated to serve on the District of Columbia Circuit by President Bush, and was confirmed in 2006.