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/r/news Cotton on Dem Opposition to Kavanaugh: 'It's Clear They’re Just Playing a Somewhat Laughable Political Game' - newsbot View New | View Hot


Tags Used: Jeff Poor, Tom Cotton, Senate Democrats, Hugh Hewitt, Brett Kavanaugh, Breitbart TV

Tuesday on Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio show, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) reacted to President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the void to be left behind by the retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Cotton said he looked forward meeting with Kavanaugh, but dismissed Senate Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh as a “somewhat laughable political game.” Partial transcript as follows: HEWIT: So tell me about your reaction last night when Brett Kavanaugh, the President probably called you beforehand, but what was your reaction? COTTON: The President did throughout this process what he promised to do on the campaign trail, what he did in his first opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice, is work from a list that he gave to the American people in advance of very distinguished jurists of all stripes. He selected Judge Kavanaugh who has a long and very impressive record from the D.C. Circuit, and before that as a very capable appellate lawyer in Washington, D.C. I’ve got now a stack of opinions on my desk that I’ll be reading through, which is one of the reasons why I left the law and became a

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