Rep. Jerry Moran released his comments on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Monday afternoon. Moran, like many Republicans, questions her lack of courtroom experience and ability to stay firm to the constitution.
“As we consider our potential next Supreme Court nominee, the Senate must provide a thorough review of Ms. Kagan’s record based on different criteria than when she was confirmed as Solicitor General.
It is concerning that Ms. Kagan has never been a judge, and that even still, she has a surprisingly sparse record of public writings. Due to this, the Senate will have to be extra vigilant in its questioning of the nominee about whether she will uphold the Constitution and not legislate from the bench like many liberal judicial activists. I have grave concerns about Kagan’s decision while as Dean of Harvard Law School to support a ban on military recruiters from campus. That decision shows a serious lack of judgment, and that ban was rightly overturned by the Supreme Court.
Kansans need and deserve a Supreme Court nominee and Federal Judges that are strict constructionists, respect our nation’s founding document, and never legislate from the bench, which inevitably restricts more of the freedoms we in Kansas hold dear.”