Opin­ions flow

■ Ne­vada politi­cians re­act to con­fir­ma­tion of As­so­ciate Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh and the nom­i­na­tion process:

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Na­tional fig­ures and Ne­vadans weigh in on the con­fir­ma­tion of Brett Ka­vanaugh ▶

“His le­gal ca­reer com­bined with his ed­u­ca­tional cre­den­tials make him an ex­cep­tion­ally qual­i­fied nom­i­nee.” Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.

“I have no con­fi­dence that Judge Brett Ka­vanaugh will ap­proach cases with the im­par­tial­ity and res­traint re­quired of a Supreme Court jus­tice.” Sen. Cather­ine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

“This is a crit­i­cal life­time ap­point­ment to the na­tion’s high­est court that will di­rectly af­fect Ne­vadans for decades to come. Based on his record, I be­lieve Judge Ka­vanaugh is a threat to the fu­ture of women’s re­pro­duc­tive free­dom, the Af­ford­able Care Act, con­sumer pro­tec­tions, cam­paign fi­nance re­form, and our civil rights.” U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.

“The politi­ciza­tion of this process by many on the fringe left was de­spi­ca­ble and dis­ap­point­ing. The Amer­i­can peo­ple ex­pect and de­serve bet­ter. I look for­ward to see­ing Jus­tice Ka­vanaugh on the bench. I will be pray­ing for wis­dom for him and all our Supreme Court jus­tices as they weigh im­por­tant is­sues in the years to come.” Adam Lax­alt, at­tor­ney gen­eral and Re­pub­li­can gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date

“I’m more con­cerned with the process as it comes to that. I want every­body to have the right to be heard. I com­mend the doc­tor for step­ping up, Dr. Ford, in re­liv­ing a very dif­fi­cult ex­pe­ri­ence. And I’ll leave it to the sen­a­tors to make the call as it re­lates to that. But that’s not an is­sue that I’m deal­ing with in my cam­paign.” Steve Siso­lak, Clark County Com­mis­sion Chair­man and Demo­cratic gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date

“Hon­estly, I’m just re­ally con­cerned about the di­vi­sive­ness in our coun­try and how what shouldn’t be an in­cred­i­bly po­lar­iz­ing and po­lit­i­cal ap­point­ment has be­come one and that’s re­ally what my fo­cus is go­ing to be in Wash­ing­ton.” Susie Lee, Demo­crat, Ne­vada’s 3rd Con­gres­sional Dis­trict

“I think it’s the right de­ci­sion. There’s been no cor­rob­o­rat­ing ev­i­dence of the al­le­ga­tions against him. If you’re go­ing to do that to him with no cor­rob­o­ra­tion, you ex­pose the same type of as­ser­tions against any­body else that’s run­ning for ei­ther pub­lic of­fice or be­ing ap­pointed to of­fice.” Danny Tarka­nian, Re­pub­li­can, Ne­vada’s 3rd Con­gres­sional Dis­trict

Dean Heller

Jacky Rosen

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