NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen today released the following statement in advance of President Trump’s nomination of a new justice to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“An important part of a Senator’s job is to approve or reject appointments the President makes to the Judiciary. In the Senate, I’ll vote for or against a nominee based solely on whether I believe them to be highly qualified and ethical — not based on partisan politics. Looking ahead: the President’s Supreme Court nominee deserves a fair and timely confirmation hearing. This is an opportunity for the Senate to get back to basics and show it can do its job.
I’ll be watching the process carefully, formulating my thoughts based on the qualifications presented, holding my judgement until after the hearings conclude and then sharing with Tennesseans how I would vote.”