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Video: Leader McConnell Discusses The Confirmation Of Judge Leslie Southwick

Washington, D.C. –
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement on Wednesday after a clear bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Leslie Southwick to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:

"Judge Southwick asked to be judged fairly--to be judged on the facts, to be judged on his record.  It is the same standard he has applied to others as a judge, a military officer, and a teacher.  It is a standard for which he is well known and admired.  Today the U.S. Senate held him to that same standard and a clear bipartisan majority agreed that he is exceedingly qualified to continue serving his country, this time on the Fifth Circuit."