Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, who has strongly supported Judge Brett Kavanaugh, praised the Senate Saturday for confirming the newest Supreme Court justice.
The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on Saturday afternoon following a grueling process in which Democrats waged war against the judge’s character.
U.S. Representative Blackburn (R-TN-07) said, “Judge Brett Kavanaugh will make a fine Supreme Court Justice, and I applaud the Senate for confirming his nomination. After weeks of delay tactics and eleventh hour smear campaigns by the Democrats, I am thrilled to see he will serve the American people on the Supreme Court. I am disgusted by Democrats who are already discussing impeaching Judge Kavanaugh before he has even been sworn in. If Phil Bredesen were to be elected, Democrats would take the majority, and they would do everything they could to block President Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court and the federal bench. Phil Bredesen and the Democrats will get it wrong every time, but I will always vote to confirm good constitutionalist judges and justices who do not legislate from the bench.”
Blackburn referred to her Senate election opponent, Democratic former Governor Phil Bredesen. He has been harshly criticized for waiting nearly three months to give an insipid endorsement to Kavanaugh only after the nomination seemed secure, drawing charges he was acting on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s orders. He was even booed by a mostly Democratic audience last week in Chattanooga when he sidestepped the question about Kavanaugh.
Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden also weighed in on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which he called a fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises.
Golden said, “Donald Trump ran for president on the promise of nominating strict constitutionalist justices to the Supreme Court. President Trump kept his promise to the American people with Justice Neil Gorsuch, and now he has kept his promise with Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This would have been impossible without a Republican majority in the Senate. That is why Tennesseans recognize the importance of the election this November, and why they will proudly cast their vote for Republican Marsha Blackburn.”
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