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Secretary Husted Statement on President's U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The following may be attributed to Secretary Husted:
 
“The nomination of a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court is one of the most important responsibilities for a president. Members of the Court wield incredible power as they have the final say in determining constitutionality and lawfulness in America. I witnessed this first-hand last month as Ohio won a very important case concerning the integrity of our nation’s elections.
 
“Recognizing that multiple vacancies were likely to occur on the Court under whoever was elected president in 2016, it was important to me that the person elected be committed to appointing conservative jurists to the bench. President Donald Trump promised to do just that and he has delivered again with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As was the case with Justice Neil Gorsuch, I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be a great addition to our nation’s highest court.
 
“Now it is time for the U.S. Senate to do its job and begin the important work of conducting confirmation hearings to seat the next justice before the Court’s next term begins this fall.”

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