Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 26-state coalition in urging U.S. Senate leaders to promptly confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The letter of support for Judge Kavanaugh from the coalition of state attorneys general was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein.
“Throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated an abiding commitment to the principles and freedoms on which our country was founded, and an unshakable respect for the proper role of the courts within our constitutional structure,” the coalition wrote. “The Senate should confirm President Trump’s choice without delay.”
In their letter, Attorney General Paxton and his counterparts emphasized that Judge Kavanaugh is particularly well suited to enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal overreach and protect the role of individual states.
“During the previous administration in particular, the executive branch placed onerous and unlawful regulatory burdens on consumers, employees, investors, and businesses,” the letter states. “Judge Kavanaugh will help reverse that trend by reviewing challenged laws and regulations with an eye to ensuring that all branches of our government act within their constitutionally assigned roles – regardless of which party is in power.”
The letter is signed by Attorney General Paxton along with the attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.