By Nancy Smith – Sunshine State News
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio released the following statement Wednesday after meeting in Washington with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh:
“Even before meeting with Judge Kavanaugh, it was evident that he is a qualified, mainstream jurist who possesses the right temperament and experience to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Of course, some of those characteristics apply to many in the federal judicial system today, including those who believe it is appropriate for judges to craft new policies and rights.
“During my conversation with Judge Kavanaugh, he articulated an unwavering commitment to original intent, judicial restraint, and the understanding that the Supreme Court should be a ‘trier of law’ appellate court and not a ‘trier of fact’ trial court.
“His answers reflected what the American people voted for when they elected the president and a Republican-controlled Senate less than two years ago. I intend to support his nomination because of his stated commitment to interpreting and defending the Constitution as written.”