Rep. Kelly Applauds Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

Jul 9, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement tonight in support of the nomination by President Donald J. Trump of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“President Trump has once again seized the historical opportunity to nominate a brilliant defender of our Constitution to our nation’s highest court. Judge Kavanaugh is as strong as they come. His impressive background and impeccable credentials speak volumes about not only his powerful intellectual abilities but also his solid character. With this selection, the president has also chosen a loving dad, a husband, a coach, a tutor, and a compassionate church volunteer who helps feed needy families in his free time. In his own words, Judge Kavanaugh ‘reveres’ our Constitution and is a faithful originalist when it comes to interpreting its text as written, not as he or anyone else wishes it would be. Both his mind and his voice will enrich the Supreme Court and help the institution carry out its rightful role in defending the rule of law and upholding the God-given, constitutionally-protected rights of every American citizen. In short, America won a great victory tonight. Now, the Senate must do the right thing and grant Judge Kavanaugh the support he overwhelmingly deserves.”