Not only is Judge Brett Kavanaugh highly qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, he’s exactly the type of jurist that Arizonans need to have sitting on the bench.
That was the consensus of two influential Arizona Republicans, speaking on a conference call yesterday. Judge Kavanaugh’s single highest qualification is his respect for the U.S. Constitution, which is evident in the more than 300 opinions he has issued from the bench, said Rep. Andy Biggs, a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
“He has written that he believes that the judiciary’s role is to interpret the law, not to make law or make policy,” Biggs said. “And in so doing, he’s indicated pretty clearly that he’s going to rely on statutory law, the Constitution within its context. And he said his position is that there should be no creation of constitutional rights, but rather that we should enforce the recognized rights within the Constitution.”
Judge Kavanaugh’s impressive credentials don’t end at his commitment to upholding the law, added Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines.
“Aside from being a scholar, he’s put his time and his talents into bettering his community, and I feel like he is someone who is in touch with the people on an everyday basis. He hasn’t removed himself to the bench, but he is involved in everyday lives of everyday Americans,” Lines said.
While it’s clear that Democrats would much rather be voting on nominees appointed by Hillary Clinton, Americans thought otherwise and elected President Trump.
“When he was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, it was a bipartisan vote, and I hope that we have a bipartisan vote this time,” Biggs said.
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