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VP Mike Pence: Kavanaugh the Right Pick for SCOTUS

VP Mike Pence: Kavanaugh the Right Pick for SCOTUS
Vice President Mike Pence (Michael Conroy/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 July 2018 04:16 PM

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he is convinced Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the right person to serve on the Supreme Court, adding he shared a prayer with the Scalia family in the White House on Monday night.

Pence called into The Rush Limbaugh Show and spoke about Kavanaugh, who President Donald Trump nominated to the nation's highest court.

"Our goal is to see this new justice to the Supreme Court confirmed and sworn in before the court convenes on Oct. 1," Pence said. "But I'll tell you, we're just gonna put our head down. I just literally came from a meeting with the Senate majority leader. We're gonna put our head down and work hard.

"Maureen Scalia, the wife of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia was there last night, as she was when Justice Neil Gorsuch was introduced to the American people, and Maureen and I had some time together. Two of her sons were there.

"In fact, when we stepped back into the Blue Room, one of her sons, who's a priest, did what he did the night Justice Gorsuch was introduced. We all basically gathered in a circle, and we all had a prayer for Judge Kavanaugh and for his family. And it was just a very special moment."

Pence added Kavanaugh's record shows he is a "principled conservative jurist."

"As Judge Kavanaugh has said and written, the judge's job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy," Pence said. "And when you look at his record, you look at his record on the Second Amendment, on limited government, on federalism, on religious liberty, one after another, 300 cases over 12 years of time, what you see is a consistent and principled conservative jurist in Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who will make a great justice on the Supreme Court."

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