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07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 16:53

Gianforte to Senate: “Avoid Political Games, Sideshows, and Stunts and Confirm Judge Kavanaugh”

WASHINGTON - Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today urged the U.S. Senate to 'avoid political games' and confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.

'Mr. Speaker, Judge Kavanaugh enjoyed bipartisan support when the Senate confirmed him 12 years ago. I urge the Senate to avoid political games, sideshows, and stunts and confirm Judge Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court,' Gianforte said.

Gianforte also described how Kavanaugh's rulings and jurisprudence have impacted Montana.

'Judge Kavanaugh offers a sound approach to issues important to Montana,' Gianforte said. 'Judge Kavanaugh has defended private property rights from government interference, protected landowners from outrageous regulations, and rejected federal overreach, including from the previous administration's overzealous EPA.'

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Gianforte's remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Trump considered many well-qualified judges and legal scholars for the high court, and he selected the best of the best. Judge Kavanaugh has outstanding academic credentials and an impressive professional record, including clerking for Justice Kennedy and serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006.

Judge Kavanaugh is a constitutional conservative who will interpret our nation's laws, as our founders intended, and not make laws from the bench.

Judge Kavanaugh offers a sound approach to issues important to Montana. Judge Kavanaugh has defended private property rights from government interference, protected landowners from outrageous regulations, and rejected federal overreach, including from the previous administration's overzealous EPA.

Mr. Speaker, Judge Kavanaugh enjoyed bipartisan support when the Senate confirmed him 12 years ago. I urge the Senate to avoid political games, sideshows, and stunts and confirm Judge Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.