The Coming Fight


Alexander: “I reserve the prerogative to vote no on confirmation or even to vote to deny an up-or-down vote.”

Sessions: “I cannot and will not vote for a nominee with a record that fails to demonstrate a commitment to the Constitution, the rule of law, and the oath of a judge.”

Pelosi: “I look forward to the President nominating an individual who carries on Justice Stevens’ legacy, who stands for justice, equality, and opportunity for all.”

McConnell: “Americans can expect Senate Republicans to make a sustained and vigorous case for judicial restraint and the fundamental importance of an even-handed reading of the law.”

Reid: “I encourage my Republican colleagues to join us in conducting fair, respectful hearings and swift confirmation of the President’s nominee.”

Hatch: “Someone who would be an activist judge, who would substitute their own views for what the law requires, is not qualified to serve on the federal bench.”

Leahy: “I hope that Senators on both sides of the aisle will make this process a thoughtful and civil discourse.”

Cornyn: “It is my expectation that Senators on both sides of the aisle will work to ensure both a dignified and respectful process.”

Schumer: “We hope the President will choose a candidate who both merits consensus support and lives up to Justice Stevens’ fine legacy.”

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