Pence Responds to Democrat Criticisms: 'Kavanaugh Will Not Legislate from the Bench'
Vice President Mike Pence joined Bret Baier to discuss President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Pence headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning alongside Judge Kavanaugh before the judge's meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 10, 2018
He called Kavanaugh "a man of impeccable credentials and character" and expressed confidence that the Senate will confirm him.
"Judge Brett Kavanaugh is quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee," said Pence.
Also appearing alongside Pence was former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who was announced by the Trump administration as Kavanaugh's "Sherpa" to guide him through the nominating process and the many upcoming meetings on Capitol Hill.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
In televised remarks from the East Room of the White House Monday night, the president praised 53-year-old Kavanaugh's "unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law."
"There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving," Trump said.
Kavanaugh is expected to be widely opposed by Senate Democrats, with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowing Monday to fight the nomination "with everything I have."
Pence said that Kavanaugh had 12 opinions that were later adopted by the Supreme Court, and rebuffed Schumer and his Empire State colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's criticisms, saying that the judge is someone who "will not legislate from the bench."