Activist, unelected judges have used their lifetime appointments to rewrite our Constitution and usurp the power of the people and their elected officials in Congress.
As an active member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will not support any nominee who has indicated a desire or willingness to legislate from the bench. Nominees must respect the rule of law. It is vitally important for nominees to be men and women of good character, and committed to making their decisions based solely on the facts of the case, the law, and ultimately, our Constitution.
I was honored to play a part in the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both of whom are exceptionally qualified and will lead the court honorably. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I take the responsibility to review all nominees and to assess their fitness for high office very seriously.