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GOP Sen. Wants Justice a 'Cross Between Socrates, Dirty Harry'

GOP Sen. Wants Justice a 'Cross Between Socrates, Dirty Harry'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 June 2018 09:57 PM

The next Supreme Court justice should be "a cross between Socrates and Dirty Harry," according to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.

In an interview Wednesday with CNN's Chris Cuomo, the senator predicted there would be vote on a nomination to fill the seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy this year — despite calls by Democrats to put off in an election year.

"I know who I'm looking for," John Kennedy said. "I want a cross between Socrates and Dirty Harry. I don't want a hater. I want a whip-smart man or woman who understands the role of the Supreme Court vis-a-vis Congress and the president."

"I don't know if Justice [Neil] Gorsuch has a twin sister or twin brother," he added. "If he does, that's the kind of person I would look for."

He also said there would likely be "a long confirmation hearing."

"I hope it's orderly," he said. "I hope everybody has plenty of time to ask questions."

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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said Wednesday he would like to see the next Supreme Court justice be "a cross between Socrates and Dirty Harry."
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