Skip to comments.GREGG: SOLICITOR GENERAL ELENA KAGAN IS QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPRE
Posted on 07/30/2010 4:08:29 PM PDT by Sir Valentino
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) today made the following statement regarding the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.
Senator Gregg stated, The Senates duty to provide advice and consent on Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court is one of its most significant constitutional responsibilities. Separate and distinct from its legislative function, the confirmation process requires the Senate to put aside politics and conduct a frank and evenhanded review of the nominees record, qualifications and demonstrated ability to apply the law in a fair and impartial manner.
I have met personally with Solicitor General Elena Kagan, reviewed her record, and followed her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. During this process, Ms. Kagan has pledged that she will exercise judicial restraint and decide each case that comes before her based on the law, with objectivity and without regard to her personal views. She also has served the American people under two different administrations and has a strong legal academic background. She is qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Kagan and I may have different political philosophies, but I believe that the confirmation process should be based on qualifications, not ideological litmus tests or political affiliation. I will vote for her confirmation.
I am so glad I am not a registered RINOclan.
This is why I re-registered as an independent.
what is it with north east republicans?
the fact that she don’t follow the constitution makes her UNQUALIFIED. Got nothing to do with ideology
Gregg isn’t a RINO. He merely reflects the weak kneed, spineless attitude the OP(formerly the GOP) has maintained for decades with the RATs. It’s one big socialist Republicrat party.
Vote ‘em all out — Dem or Republican — in November.
“...what is it with north east republicans?”
I don’t think there is such a thing. They are all DemoRATs. Some are just too ashamed, and guilt ridden, to put a “D” after their name. Obama’s multi-generational theft has provided the necessary funds to buy any crook in the Congress....
There are about 20 progressive republicans in the senate.
And yes they love it when you leave the party because of them. they are after all, socialists.
Hey Gregg, how did you get past the part where she knowingly and blatantly lied about partial birth abortion?
Politics, personal feelings, etc. aside, there is NO EXCUSE for what she did. The woman is a proven LIAR.
He gave us the finger on his way out the door. THIS SUCKS!!!!
RINOs are by far the ugliest, most vile form of existence. That tehy don’t self-destruct from their own self-serving contradictions is an amazing feat. The Heavenly Father didn’t create RINOs. The are self-made creatures of evil endeavors.
Kill All RINOs (politically speaking, of course).
“I believe that the confirmation process should be based on qualifications”
She’s never been a judge, never held a gavel.
I smell payolla. No right thinking person would vote for that cretin.
‘Vote em all out Dem or Republican in November.’
Well that would mean that you are endorsing the election of about 200 Obama supporting non-incumbent Democrats to Congress this year. The viewpoint of a traitor or an idiot.
Again, as I said before:
One of the reasons we are constantly given as to why we need to get behind electable RINOs is because they, unlike the Democrats, will hold Judge nominations to a powerful standard of Strict Constructionism. Allegedly, without them standing in the way on our behalf, the Democrats will simply run through Liberal Activist after Liberal Activists to pack the Courts.
The Kagan nomination should put that tired, weak argument to bed for good.
If we cannot count on the establishment RINOs to come through on those scarce few things they promise to come through on, then there is no remaining argument as to why a Conservative should support them.
They can no longer sell us on the idea that we need to support whomever the GOP puts forward because of the fight over Strict Constructionist judges, because guys like Graham and Lugar have now proven they they are, in fact, going to go to bat for the opposition, and not us.
The one good thing that comes from this is that we can soundly put to rest one of the most commonly used defenses by the establishment GOP in defense of RINOs.
Oops....sorry if it reposted!
NH gets back about 80% of what they pay in Fed Taxes. I wonder if he’s bringing home some pork. Union pork, I’d imagine.
how these people can call themselves republicans is beyond me and WTH is it with the many voters up there who keep voting these people in?
Either was Rehnquist, and any number of prior Justices for that matter. Her judicial experience - or lack thereof - isn't what disqualifies. It's her flagrant and overarching contempt for the Constitution that makes her appointment untenable.
Northeast Pubbie = Southern RAT
Kagan has NEVER BEEN A JUDGE - she’s not even qualified for American Idol, let alone the Supreme Court. Come on, people, let’s get real. This is a new low point for our country.
Just one of many.
From this nobama group don’t you get s sinking feeling every day..each and every day? they won’[t let up so we must exterminate them (politically, of course).
He is crazy.
probably deposited in the same Caymanian bank...."the "judge" from Arizona got her mitts on this past week.
And they're thinking the exact same thing of us (literally, of course)
Thank goodness this RINO is retiring.
As I said to the other poster, there is a long and deep history of appointing attorneys that had no bench experience whatsoever to the Court, icluding former CJs Rehnquist and Marshall, and associate Justices Brandeis and Franfurter - those aren't small figures in the history of the Court, those are towering figures in the history of the Court.
It's not that she doesn't have any judicial experience, it's that she almost no experience actually practicing law to include no litigation experience and no arbitration experience of any kind and that is compounded by the fact that she has troubling positions on some foundational constitutional principles.
Yes, actually I know, I was trying to make a point and be amusing. You stated the case far more eloquently..thank you.
“Its one big socialist Republicrat party.”
They believe in an Oligarchy. A small group telling us what to do and think. They see themselves as the Knights of the Round Table and believe they are nobility. We did not escape England completely. There is too many that believe in a class system which is the antithesis of “all men are created equal.”
When people fall in love with people like Jackie Kennedy and revere them as Camelot reborn you’re on your way to serfdom. Build half-way houses in the Hamptons and help these people get-a-life.
We have too many that secretly believe that saving the Goldman boys was justified because they believe that passing paper that has no intrinsic value is real work.
Remember Chelsea Clinton is an investment banker. At Stanford she changed from Chemistry to History. From a useful career to we’ll I’ll get an easy job because you know who my parents are. Rino or Democrap all the same when it comes to privilege.
No one should vote for either Dem or GOP...we are screwed with either in office. Time to end the career politician.
Thanx for the ping. He lost his mind quit a while ago. Something happens to people when they spend too much time in DC.
I predicted that he would vote for her soon after she was nominated right on this board. He voted for Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg so this is in keeping with what he has done in the past. I don’t think he has ever voted against any nominee.