Sen. Murkowski to meet with SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh
Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will continue vetting Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by meeting with him in person on Thursday.
Kavanaugh was nominated to the nation's highest court by President Trump in July, in the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement.
Since Kavanaugh's nomination, pro-choice supporters have urged Sen. Murkowski to vote against his appointment. They worry his conservative opinions could put Roe vs. Wade in jeopardy of being overturned.
Sen. Murkowski says she's been reviewing Kavanaugh's history, as she has for other Supreme Court nominees.
“My approach to vetting Judge Kavanaugh has been similar, if not identical, to the approach I took for Justices Gorsuch, Kagan, Sotomayor, Alito and Roberts. I’ve been looking at Judge Kavanaugh’s work, his opinions, and his background. On Thursday, I have the chance to meet with him in person. I look forward to the opportunity to sit down with him and ask him in detail about a wide range of topics—his knowledge of the unique issues and laws affecting Alaska, executive powers, privacy issues, women’s reproductive rights, healthcare, and the role of precedent,” said Senator Murkowski. “Moving forward, I will be following the Judiciary Committee hearing closely. I am committed to a considered and thorough review.”
The multi-day Judiciary Committee hearing to consider the nomination starts September 4.
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