Sen. Rand Paul vowed to support President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday, saying he will vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh when his confirmation hearing comes before the United States Senate.
Paul praised the Commander-in-Chief’s nominee in a written statement released Monday afternoon, saying Kavanaugh “will carefully adhere to the Constitution” and will take “individual liberty seriously.”
“I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously,” Paul said in a statement.
Paul was widely regarded as a possible “swing vote” against Trump’s pick; leaving Sen. Collins and Murkowski as potential obstacles in Kavanaugh’s nomination process.
Paul was highly critical of Kavanaugh’s stance on government surveillance, adding he hopes to speak with the nominee regarding “data collection.”
“I have expressed my concern over Judge Kavanaugh’s record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to very important privacy cases before the Supreme Court,” said Paul.
BOOKER GOES BERSERK: Cory Says Kavanaugh Supporters ‘COMPLICIT IN EVIL’
Hyper-liberal Senator Cory Booker exploded on those supporting the President’s pick to join the Supreme Court Tuesday; saying those in favor of confirming Brett Kavanaugh are “complicit in evil.”
Booker was speaking alongside fellow Democrats -including Sen. Elizabeth Warren- when he viciously smeared those behind Kavanaugh’s nomination; adding the United States was in a “moral moment.”
“There’s so much at stake here, this has nothing to do with politics, it has to do with who we are as moral leaders… In a moral moment there is no neutral. In a moral moment there are no bystanders. You’re either complicit in evil […] or you’re fighting against it,” said the Senator.
“There’s a saying in the Abrahamic faiths one of the Psalms that says ‘Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.’ We are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. But that doesn’t say ‘Though I sit in the valley of the shadow of death,’ it doesn’t say, ‘I’m watching on the sidelines of the valley of the shadow of death, it says, ‘I am walking through the valley of the shadow of death,’” he added.
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Democrat Says Colleagues Will ‘ANSWER TO HISTORY’ if Kavanaugh Confirmed
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal issued a stark warning to his liberal colleagues this week; saying the left-wing legislators will “answer to history” should they vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“We were given very little chance of sustaining the Affordable Care Act and we did because the American people made their voices heard and our challenge is to elicit and enlist the American people in same kind of grassroots expression,” Blumenthal said Wednesday.
“They’ll have to answer to history for their votes long after the next election and memories fade about almost every other vote,” Blumenthal added. “They’ll be remembered for what they did here and they know it.”
The President announced his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday evening; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown with Congressional Democrats who have already pledged to sink the confirmation process.