Both of Kansas’ U.S. senators have released statements of support for President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Shortly following Monday's announcement, Republican Sen. Jerry Moran praised federal judge Brett Kavanaugh’s legal experience and says he’s “well qualified” for the job.
Moran said he plans to meet with Kavanaugh to discuss his interpretation of the law, and to make sure he will be a “steadfast defender” of the Constitution.
Fellow Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said in a tweet that he looks forward to the Senate’s review of Kavanaugh’s record. Roberts said he’s hoping for a fair confirmation process.
Congrats to Judge Kavanaugh on his nomination to the #SCOTUS. I take my responsibility of 'advice and consent' very seriously & look forward to the @senjudiciary's thorough vetting of his record. I look forward to mtg Judge Kavanaugh & hope for a fair confirmation process.
— Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) July 10, 2018
Trump on Monday night named Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of the month. Kavanaugh will need to be confirmed by the Senate.