Schumer, Cornyn

Executive Session (Kavanaugh Nomination)

Senator Schumer: (11:36 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "And demeaning is the last thing Dr. Ford and others who have gone through what she's gone through needs now, or deserves now. So I would say to the leader if you're talking about partisan histrionics, if you're talking about politics of personal destruction, if you're talking about being intimidated, if you're talking about outrageous smears, you are really accusing Dr. Ford of all those things. Not anyone else. Because she is the reason we are all here in this type of discussion, and no Democrat importunes her to come. No Democrat. Senator Feinstein tried to respect her wishes and not make it public. "

 

Senator Cornyn: (12:09 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "I want to recap, just to refresh everybody's memory, what has happened since July 9 and explain briefly why I will be voting for Judge Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice on the Supreme Court. Most importantly, I want to make one point emphatically clear. The Senate should not be intimidated under the circus-like atmosphere that has unfortunately surrounded this entire confirmation process. We should not be intimidated, and we should not be complicit in the orchestrated attempt to assassinate one man's character and destroy his career and to further delay this confirmation vote. When Judge Kavanaugh was nominated, it quickly became clear we were dealing with somebody who was well qualified and well respected."