WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today spoke in support of President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Wicker rejected claims by Senate Democrats that the nominee and Republicans have been withholding information. Wicker cited recent reports that more documents have been produced for Judge Kavanaugh than any previous Supreme Court nominee.
“Yesterday the Minority Leader of the United States Senate came to the floor and suggested Republicans and Judge Kavanaugh are hiding something,” Wicker said during his speech. “This raises the question, Madam President, how much can you hide about a distinguished judge who has been issuing opinions for 12 straight years on the Circuit Court of Appeals? How much can you hide about that person’s legal philosophy?”
Wicker went on to encourage his colleagues to follow what he termed the “Schumer Rule,” in light of Senator Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., previous statements that a review of a judge’s judicial record is the best way to evaluate a Supreme Court nominee.
Wicker explained, “The Senate should not be distracted by these stall and delay tactics. Instead, let’s focus on the facts. Judge Kavanaugh brings with him a respected reputation and legal record. He has written some 300 published legal opinions. Let’s use the ‘Schumer Rule’ and judge him on those legal opinions.”
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