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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

October 6, 2018
Press Release

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

"I applaud my colleagues in the Senate for their vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record speaks for itself with over 300 published opinions, 12 years as a federal court judge, and a total of 26 years of public service. However, even before the ink dried on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, his proven track record as a constitutionally-minded jurist quickly became overshadowed by divisive rhetoric and uncorroborated allegations. This vitriol highlighted a broken confirmation process, at the expense of an exceptionally qualified and highly respected individual. I have full confidence that as a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will preserve the fabric of our nation – the Constitution – by interpreting the law as written. I look forward to having Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth Justice on the United States Supreme Court."