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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“President Trump has chosen another highly qualified judge with a proven record of applying the law based on the text and original understanding of the Constitution.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh has over a decade of experience on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Senate confirmed him to that position by a bipartisan vote of 57 to 36.

“At every stage in his career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated excellence that is worthy of the highest court in the land. His more than 300 published opinions reflect an unwavering commitment to justice and the rule of law. He is a popular lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he teaches the next generation of judges and legal scholars. And during Kavanaugh’s time at Yale Law School, he clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy—who he is now set to succeed on the Supreme Court.

“I commend President Trump for selecting another Supreme Court nominee who will do justice to our Constitution. I urge the Senate to give Judge Kavanaugh the impartial hearing that he, the Supreme Court, and the American people deserve.”