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Babin Applauds Kavanaugh Confirmation, Condemns ‘Win-At-All-Costs Tactics’

Washington, October 6, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"With Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation secured, this embarrassing chapter in the history of the Senate can finally conclude. The shameful political theater Americans witnessed in disgust was never about determining the truth but designed to block this nomination by any means necessary – no matter how salacious or unprecedented. The longstanding process for vetting a nominee openly and in good faith was so flagrantly violated that the public's faith in our government institutions may be forever damaged.

"I applaud my Texas colleagues Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for their leadership in fairly evaluating and ultimately voting in favor of this supremely qualified nominee. Unfortunately, this process previewed the new playbook of win-at-all-costs tactics by radical elements whose desire for absolute political power over their countrymen would lead them to willfully destroy the foundational principles so many Americans cherish. The events of recent weeks make clear that the stakes remain high in the ongoing fight to preserve our liberties.

"I wish Justice Kavanaugh a long career on the Supreme Court. I have complete confidence he will conduct himself with the integrity, sense of fairness, and respect for our Republic's sacred heritage of law and order that was so glaringly and unconscionably abandoned during his confirmation process.”