Isakson, Perdue

Executive Session (Richardson Nomination)

Senator Isakson: (1:17 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "In fact, as my father used to say, son, do what you want to do when nobody is looking and do the same thing when nobody is looking that you do when they are looking. You want to always do the right thing regardless of the question and regardless of what answer you have to give. The supreme court has a tremendous responsibility in our governance. It's one-third of our government. We have a three-legged stool of government. The bureaucracy we are in in the legislative branch. The executive branch the president runs. But the supreme court is the ultimate arbiter. I want a levelheaded person who understands me making those decisions."
  • Unanimous Consent –
    • Notwithstanding Rule XXII, all post-cloture time on the Richardson nomination expire at 1:45 p.m. today.
    • (Without Objection)


Senator Perdue: (1:17 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law. Unquote. I don't know how you could be more-clear than that, Mr. President. In 2006, during his confirmation hearings for the D.C. Circuit, he faced unmerited accusations, much as he is today. Judge Kavanaugh simply responded, and I quote, there is one kind of judge, an independent judge under our Constitution, unquote. I think it's very clear where this man's mind is, and that is to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Those quotes show that this man is very serious and he needs to be strong and considered as the next justice of the United States Supreme Court."