United States Sen. Deb Fisher expects a ‘rigorous’ confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Fischer says she has been impressed so far with President Donald Trump’s pick.
“I think he’s made a good choice from the information I have on the judge right now,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “He obviously has great academic history there. His credentials are good. He’s been a public servant for many, many years.”
Fischer met with Kavanaugh in her office Thursday.
Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and from Yale College in 1987, according to his official biography on the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit website.
President George W. Bush appointed Kavanaugh to the D.C. Circuit in May of 2006 after Kavanaugh served in the Bush White House for five years.
Fischer, a Republican, says Kavanaugh’s background is impressive.
“Experience on the D.C. Circuit is just really, really important,” according to Fischer. “That’s, as I said, considered a really top position. It’s kind of viewed as the second Supreme Court. His academic background is good; obviously a very intelligent man.”
Kavanaugh is meeting with senators now and will undergo hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, he would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring.
Kavanaugh has also met with U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse.