July 11, 2018
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA–Governor Paul R. LePage issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination on Monday of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States.
“As the person with the responsibility of appointing Maine’s judges for the past seven-and-a-half years, I know how essential it is that our jurists have good character and are faithful to the Constitution. I strongly support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh,” stated Governor LePage.
Governor LePage continued, “There is a saying, ‘As Maine goes, so goes the nation.’ Maine’s senior Senator Susan Collins embodies that saying. I am confident that Senator Collins, as she has done with prior judicial nominations, will vote upon the President’s nominee based upon his qualifications and experience, not on partisan politics. I hope other senators do the same.”