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