Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is the longest serving Republican in the Senate. We sat down and talked about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Here’s what he said:
SEN. HATCH: I'm very high on him. He's a very fine man. He's lived a very good, exemplary life. His whole life has been devoted to the law. He's straightforward, he's honest. He's conservative and that's going to be his problem with the Democrats because they just hate anybody conservative going on the bench. But Trump won the presidency and he has a right to appoint
BORIS: Do you think in the end Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed for the Supreme Court?
SEN. HATCH: I sure do. I think Kavanaugh is so highly qualified that it's going to be very difficult for the Democrats to make out a case against him and as you can see they're doing everything they can to find ways of smearing him. But I think at least we'll have three or four Democrats vote for him and all the Republicans, including some who have been more moderate.
BORIS: Do you think the confirmation will be done in time for Judge Kavanaugh to become Justice Kavanaugh?
SEN. HATCH: It'd be a disgrace if we don't get it done because he should be able to take a seat, to sit on the first Monday in October, which is when the court really comes into session and he ought to be able to be seated at that time.
Here's The Bottom Line: Despite senseless obstruction from many Democrats, Senator Hatch feels optimistic about Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be our next Supreme Court Justice. Let’s hope Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed as quickly as possible.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.