He may not be able to cast an actual vote for his confirmation, but that’s not stopping Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne from voicing his support for President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
On Friday, Byrne took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives where he took a stand for Kavanaugh saying he’s ashamed of where lawmakers find themselves today as he urged for Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Judge Kavanaugh has a clear record as a thoughtful jurist who respects and will defend our Constitution. Those who have worked with him over the years and know him best strongly defend his record as a good man who loves his family and our country.
I’m ashamed we find ourselves where we are today. It is shameful the way Judge Kavanaugh has had his name smeared, just as it is shameful that Dr. Ford has been used as a pawn in a political game. Frankly, my heart hurts for both of them.
Our government is only as good as the people who serve in it, and I am deeply concerned that this whole series of events will encourage fewer good men and women to take up the call of government service.
This circus must end. The Senate should vote on Judge Kavanaugh, approve him to serve on the Supreme Court, and allow our great country to move forward.
I yield back.
Watch Byrne’s floor speech below:
Read Byrne’s speech below: