BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — Idaho’s congressional delegation has started to issue statements regarding President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
We’ll update this story as more statements come in.
Sen. Mike Crapo
“Judge Kavanaugh has a strong background of legal experience and knowledge and I congratulate him on this high honor. I take seriously my constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review this nomination. As that review is conducted, I have long said that judges at every level of our judicial system must look first and foremost to the Constitution for guidance in all legal matters and interpret it as it is written. Judges must not engage in creating new law by judicial activism from the bench. I look forward to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh once the confirmation process moves forward.”
Sen. Jim Risch
“I was honored to be invited to the White House to attend the President’s introduction and nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the course of Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive career, he has shown a strong deference to the rule of law and has defended the separation of powers. His nomination, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch’s, reflect President Trump’s deep commitment to upholding our U.S. Constitution. Once confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh’s presence on the high court will preserve this important document for generations to come.”
Rep. Mike Simpson
“I congratulate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on his nomination to the Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a stalwart commitment to the U.S. Constitution, and I am confident he will approach his work on the nation’s highest bench with the same vigor, bolstered by strong conservative ethics. I thank Justice Kennedy for his decades of distinguished service, and I commend President Trump for his excellent choice to replace him.”