Senate votes 50-48 to approve Donald Trump’s nominee
Gov. Sununu news release
Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh:
“Today’s vote by the U.S. Senate brings an end to what has been an unfortunately divisive and hyper-partisan confirmation process. I have said from the beginning that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is more than qualified to sit on the United States Supreme Court, given his extensive legal and judicial experience. After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford courageously came forward and shared her story, I immediately called for a thorough, independent investigation, and that is what the United States Senate did. The Senate reviewed the information detailed in the FBI’s supplemental investigation report, and a bipartisan majority of United States Senators ultimately decided to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
“These past few weeks have been nothing short of a national disgrace. Here in New Hampshire, we do not engage in the circus-like theatrics that have consumed Washington, D.C. Whether it be nominating a judge or debating legislation, in the Granite State we put people first and treat both individuals and the public processes with the respect they deserve.”
Candidate Molly Kelley’s news release
Concord, NH – Democratic gubernatorial nominee Molly Kelly today released the following statement after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court:
“Donald Trump promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. With Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, women’s reproductive rights are now in jeopardy — and state leadership has never been more important. As Governor, I will take action to protect a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion. Chris Sununu cannot be pro-choice and also support Kavanaugh, and New Hampshire women cannot count on him to protect their reproductive rights.
“Further, women will no longer be silent. I believe women, I stand with them, and I will always listen to them as Governor.”
In July, Chris Sununu signed onto a letter with 31 Republican governors supporting Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
After credible allegations of sexual assault emerged against Brett Kavanaugh, Sununu said “of course” he supports Kavanaugh.