Executive Session (Roisman Nomination)
Sep 04 2018 05:03 PM
Senator Udall: (4:20 p.m.)
- Spoke on climate change.
- "And that number is expected to double to over 140 million by 2050. Hundreds of thousands are losing their lives. The official death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria is now 2,975. And there are even higher estimates that have been done about those losses in Puerto Rico. Climate change is the most pressing moral issue of our time. It is an existential threat. As the people in Puerto Rico know all too well, as the people of Rhode Island know well, as the people of New Mexico and all of our states and territories."
Senator Warren: (4:45 p.m.)
- Spoke in tribute to Sen. John McCain.
- "Throughout the entire battle, John would tease me about pulling my weight and getting this thing done, as he would say. Show some fight, girl. Don't tell me you're afraid. Get in there. Throw some punches. That was John's approach to life. If you're going to be in a fight, you better give it your all. Don't get me wrong, John and I disagreed on many things, and sometimes quite forcefully. But even when we disagreed, I always respected that his heart was focused on doing what he believed was right for the American people. I remember expressing to John my views on the most effective strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that there are simply some problems that cannot be solved through military action alone."
Senator Cassidy: (4:52 p.m.)
- Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
- "Lisa Blatt who worked in the attorney general's office during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administration said sometimes a superstar is just a superstar. This is the case with Judge Brett Kavanaugh who has long been considered the most qualified nominee for the Supreme Court if Republicans secured the White House. The Senate should confirm him. She also said, quote, I expect my friends on the left will criticize me for speaking up for Kavanaugh, but we all benefit from having smart, qualified, and engaged judges on our highest court, regardless of the administration that nominates them."