Judges on the Senate Judiciary Committee are questioning President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, on whether he will faithfully execute his judicial oath.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Friday that he was “not sure if I can trust Brett Kavanaugh.”
“I think that he would be the best president to lead the nation on the issue of faith in education,” Grassley told reporters.
“I am not sure that I can tell you whether or not he is faithful to his oath.
I think that it’s important to let the American people know that, that he is being tested to see if he’s going to faithfully execute that oath.”
Grassley, a longtime conservative, is one of the Senate’s most outspoken critics of the president.
He has repeatedly criticized Kavanaugh’s vote on the Supreme of the U.S. Constitution in June.
“If you believe that your religious beliefs are the law of the land, you must be able to say that on your own.
If you do not believe that, you cannot hold public office,” Grassley said at the time.”
And that’s a fundamental right that’s not going to be compromised, so that’s why we need a Supreme Court judge who will faithfully enforce the law.”
Grindley, who has criticized the president’s nominee before, said in a statement Friday that Kavanaugh is not “faithful to his own oath,” adding that he has “grave concerns” about the nominee’s character.
“Judge Kavanaugh has been an unapologetic supporter of the LGBT community and has been a leading advocate for the LGBTQ community.
And while I believe he will be a faithful judge, I have serious concerns about his character and commitment to the rule of law,” Grassley added.
“I will continue to closely monitor Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination and will consider all of his confirmation hearings.”
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