Sullivan announces support for Kavanaugh's confirmation
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) Thursday announced his plan to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Sullivan met with Judge Kavanaugh Thursday to discuss his nomination and his viewpoint on national and Alaska-focused legal issues.
Sen. Sullivan says he thinks it was a constructive meeting and that Kavanaugh meets all the qualifications of what the Senate should be looking for in terms of a confirmation process.
"We had a very good meeting today-- over an hour long, where we covered a number of topics I think are really important to your state that I believe that our fellow Alaskans care deeply about," Sullivan said.
He also had a long discussion about the Second Amendment and the powers of federal agencies.
Sullivan says he told Judge Kavanaugh that Alaska is a state that writes huge laws and then federal agencies try to push the limits. Sullivan says he does not believe that's appropriate.
Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) said Thursday he'd sent a letter to both Alaska Senators asking them to "protect voters from being silenced by unlimited corporate and group election spending, as well as political party gerrymandering of legislative district boundaries."
Copyright 2018 KTVA. All rights reserved.