AFP Commits Seven Figures to Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Urges a Swift Action in Senate

Jul 9, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity applauds the Trump Administration’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed to the federal bench with bipartisan support and AFP will commit its full resources and permanent grassroots infrastructure to his high court confirmation.

Americans for Prosperity Vice President of Judicial Strategy Sarah Field issued the following statement:

“President Trump promised to nominate a Supreme Court Justice of the highest caliber – one who would interpret the law as written, defend the Constitution, and not legislate from the bench. In nominating Judge Kavanaugh, he has kept that promise. Judge Kavanaugh has sterling qualifications, a temperament in the mold of Justice Neil Gorsuch, and the judicial restraint required to serve on the highest court. Judge Kavanaugh understands the necessity of fairly applying the law and defending the Constitution. Accordingly, Democrats and Republicans should unite in bipartisan support behind his confirmation.”

Brett Kavanaugh, a graduate of Yale Law School and former clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, received bipartisan support in 2006 for his confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a commitment to the rule of law and is widely respected for his principled approach to interpreting the Constitution as written.

Background: 

Americans for Prosperity will commit seven figures to paid advertising and grassroots engagement in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Door and phone scripts have already been deployed to each of the 36 AFP state chapters, and a first round of mail and door hangers will be deployed in the coming weeks in West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Montana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Later this month, AFP will host events, tele-townhalls, and Facebook Live conversations with key lawmakers about the proper role of courts, and the importance of confirming judges who interpret the law as written.  

For further information or to set up an interview, please send an email to GBraud@afphq.org.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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