SC GOP Officials Pleased

Happy with Kavanaugh confirmation

October 08, 2018 - 8:25 am

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement upon the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: 

“One of the greatest honors of my life is being able to serve the people of South Carolina in the United States Senate. Today, once again, history called on the Senate to fulfill the duties given to us by the Constitution—to advise and consent on a Supreme Court nomination.

I proudly voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land and look forward to seeing him sworn in as the court’s ninth justice.  

Nothing from the FBI report I read myself corroborates any of the allegations laid out against Judge Kavanaugh. I have full faith and expectation that Judge Kavanaugh will continue his sterling thirteen-year judicial record of integrity, impartiality, fairness, a devotion to the rule of law, and honoring the founding father’s original constitutional intent.  

Congratulations, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” 


S.C. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan

Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) praised the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: 
“Congratulations to Brett Kavanaugh, a highly-intelligent, supremely qualified Judge on his confirmation to the Supreme Court bench. This confirmation is long overdue, and also extremely saddening that his good name and reputation were destroyed by the Democrats and many in the media. Many Democratic Senators opposed him within the hour of President Trump’s announcement, signaling that they didn’t really care about his record, his rulings, or his judicial philosophy. Right from the very start, this process was not about advice and consent – it was about political power. As a result, Judge Kavanaugh has suffered, his family has suffered, and our nation has suffered through this grueling process. 
“I commend the Senate Judiciary Committee for taking thorough and exhaustive measures to investigate 11th-hour allegations against Judge Kavanaugh – allegations that always need to be taken seriously. After extensive research and supplemental investigations, the facts pointed to partisan attempts to tarnish a man’s reputation and derail a nomination, and not anything in Judge Kavanaugh’s past. Chairman Grassley and his team did an excellent job separating facts from feelings, and I couldn’t be happier with the job they did working against constant false narratives and obstruction by Democrats and legal teams.  
“I am proud to now call Brett Kavanaugh an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. I am thankful for his willingness to serve after going through one of the worst smear campaigns in the history of the country.” 
“I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is essential to our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.” – Brett Kavanaugh, Wall Street Journal 





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