Deal, Kemp Support Kavanaugh Confirmation

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ahead of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, a number of Georgia state officials and elected leaders sent letters to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in support of his nomination to the United States Supreme Court:


Governor Nathan Deal said, “As Judge Kavanaugh stated in his remarks to the nation, his judicial philosophy is straightforward.

He believes a judge must be independent and open-minded and must interpret the law as written. As his record shows, he will interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history, tradition, and precedent. Judge Kavanaugh will adjudicate legal disputes with impartiality, preserving the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.” 


Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said, “Judge Kavanaugh exhibits all of the personal qualities that we must demand from our Supreme Court justices. He prioritizes his faith and family, raising two school-aged children with his wife, Ashley, and stands as a pillar in his community. In all circumstances, he exudes civility and respect for others. He is a man of unquestionable integrity and values. Throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh has built consensus, decided cases based on fact and law with no regard for his personal preferences, and shown enduring respect for the text, structure, and authority of our Constitution. I strongly urge Judge Kavanaugh's timely confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.” 


Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said, “Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will have profound and long-lasting consequences for the people in our States. For too long we have suffered the ill effects of federal overreach as all three branches have at times exceeded the constitutional limits on their authority. Judge Kavanaugh will help reverse that trend by reviewing challenged laws and regulations with an eye to ensuring that all branches of our government act within their constitutionally assigned roles – regardless of which party is in power. A judiciary committed to the fundamental principles enshrined in the Constitution can ensure that the work being done now is safeguarded for decades to come.”


He is also supported by 27 Georgia state senators and five state representatives.


Watch U.S. Senator David Perdue’s floor speech in support of Judge Kavanaugh here.  

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