Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:
“I want to thank Justice Anthony Kennedy for his distinguished service on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout his tenure, Justice Kennedy delivered consequential rulings on some of history’s most important issues, and his imprint on the nation’s highest court will remain for many years to come.
“In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy, President Trump has chosen a nominee with impeccable credentials and a strong record of upholding the Constitution. Over the course of Judge Kavanaugh's impressive legal career, he has built a reputation as a fair, independent, and mainstream judge who has earned widespread respect from his peers. One of the Senate's highest constitutional responsibilities is to provide advice and consent on nominations to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to the Senate fulfilling this critical duty through a fair and thorough confirmation process.”