Cornyn, Moran

Executive Session (Kavanaugh Nomination)

Senator Cornyn: (4:07 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "Similarly, I think Judge Kavanaugh should be treated as well as we would want our father or brother or our son or somebody's husband were they to find themselves in his circumstances. This is really about fairness in the end, a fair process, one that gives everybody a chance to tell their story. One of the things that makes us so different is that we know that the senators listening to this testimony, that many of them - almost half of them throughout the Senate had already made up their mind. I'd hate to walk into a courtroom where the judge and the jury had already made up their mind without even hearing from the witnesses."


Senator Moran: (4:45 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
    • "Over the past year and a half, I have been working with my colleagues and others in the administration to make clear to President Trump, to Ambassador Lighthizer, whether it was meetings with the president and cabinet officials through subcommittee chairmanship, through speeches on the Senate floor, or many of my constituents in Kansas whose livelihoods depend on trade. I've written numerous letters to the U.S. agricultural leaders and various agricultural organizations and spoke at annual meetings of national farm and ranch groups to rally producers to find trade relationships."