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Wicker backs Kavanaugh’s nomination

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, with Judge Brett Kavanagh, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Photo courtesy of Senator Wicker's Office.

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has Senator Roger Wicker’s support. 

Wicker was able to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, and afterward, the Senator stated that will support his nomination. 

“Judge Kavanaugh and I share a deep respect for the Constitution and the law.” Wicker said. “He is well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and his record demonstrates that he will be a mainstream and thoughtful jurist. I enjoyed meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. I found him to be down-to-earth and genuine. We had a great conversation today on a number of topics, including some of his cases. I urge all of my colleagues to support his confirmation.”

Following the appointment, Wicker compared Kavanaugh to President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Kavanaugh continues to meet with Senators in an effort to garner support for his nomination as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to conduct confirmation proceedings. Kavanaugh also recently met with Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who similarly pledged her support.

“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Judge Kavanaugh,” Hyde-Smith said. “His qualifications are excellent, and he has a genuine concern for our country, and for upholding the Constitution and rule of law. I firmly believe the President made a great decision in nominating Judge Kavanaugh.  I’m excited about his nomination, and look forward to supporting him and being an advocate for his confirmation,” she said.  “Mississippians will be proud to have him serve on the Court.”

Kavanaugh, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court if he is confirmed.

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