|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018
WASHINGTON (NRB) – The following statement was issued tonight by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, in support of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:
President Donald Trump has named an all-star to fill the ninth spot at the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is eminently qualified to serve on the high court, and National Religious Broadcasters enthusiastically urges his swift confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
With outstanding credentials and a track record that reveals a judicial philosophy honoring the U.S. Constitution, including fundamental freedoms of speech and religion, Judge Kavanaugh should sail through the Senate on the basis of merit. Leading Democrats have signaled they may attempt to obstruct consideration of Judge Kavanaugh. Instead, they should stand above the fray and the uncivilized tactics of the radical Left. They should look to the history of the confirmation votes of Justices Ginsberg (96-3), Breyer (87-9), Sotomayor (68-31), and Kagan (63-37). Notably, Justices Breyer and Kagan were each confirmed during the summer of a mid-term election year.
Recent 5-4 rulings underscore the critical importance of this vacancy. We must have Supreme Court justices who honor the values of life and liberty at the very core of our Republic, and the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh is a generational opportunity to ensure a strong majority of justices who will stay true to the Constitution and be respectful of the proper role of the judiciary as the interpreter, rather than maker, of the law.
I urge all NRB members to pray fervently and to work tirelessly for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.
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