President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant seat in the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, DC (WVIR) -
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says he is undecided right now about President Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump chose Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The 53-year-old is a former aide to President George W. Bush and a one-time investigator of President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Kaine says Kavanaugh’s nomination and possible appointment for life is pivotal, and his vote is one he doesn’t take lightly.
“My goal is to review the record with my staff, interview Judge Kavanaugh in my office, possibly offer some ideas from that interview to the Judiciary Committee members who will be questioning him, watch that hearing, and then I’ll make a final decision,” Kaine said.
Kaine added that if Republicans tr to rush the vote without giving enough time to carefully look at Kavanaugh’s record, he might have to vote “no” to the nomination.