On Wednesday, during a trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Vice President Mike Pence spoke about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Pence expressed enthusiasm for President Trump’s pick, calling him a “leader among jurists.”
“President Trump has been working to keep the promises that he made to the people of Iowa and the people of this country,” Pence said. “Monday night, when the president kept another promise that he made to appoint judges who will faithfully interpret the Constitution of the United States as written, when he announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.”
The Vice President praised Judge Kavanaugh, calling him a “good man” and echoed Trump’s statement that the potential justice has “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications, and a proven commitment.”
Pence continued, “As his record of nearly 300 opinions over the last 12 years on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals demonstrates, Judge Kavanaugh is a leader among jurists in this country. In fact, 12 of his opinions, including some dissenting opinions, were adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States and are now a part of the law of the land.”
The Vice President had previously spoken highly of Judge Kavanaugh on social media:
During his speech in Iowa, Vice President Mike Pence also discussed Trump’s NATO remarks and touted the White House’s economic policies.