Morning Business

Senator Cornyn: (2:39 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "We already set the record with the most judges confirmed in the president's first two years and we still have five months to go. That's unprecedented. That's huge. It speaks volumes as to the responsibility this administration takes to fill the benches on the judiciary and with which this chamber's duty to provide advice and consent. We confirmed another nominee this morning, Britt Grant and we have 24 circuit court or intermediate-level judges. But some people don't like to focus on that record of accomplishment so much. They like to dwell on Judge Kavanaugh, the nominee to succeed Anthony Kennedy. I understand why the Supreme Court vacancy is a very big deal. But it doesn't give license to engage in hysterical attacks."