MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin didn’t state whether he’d hypothetically back Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday evening (the issue will more than likely be long-decided before January 2019).
The Republican nominee did, however, have plenty of advice for the Democrat incumbent whom he hopes to dethrone in November.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a highly qualified individual and I look forward to the Senate’s comprehensive review of his record and qualifications. As with any important decision, especially one involving a nominee to the Supreme Court, I would reserve judgement until I had all the relevant facts and done my own research,” said Hugin. “It’s disappointing to see career politicians like Bob Menendez denounce nominees before they’ve even been named or gone through the rigorous confirmation process.”
Hugin’s comment followed an anti-Kavanaugh Twitter tirade by Menendez.
“Americans must let every member of the Senate know that a vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to make abortion illegal, end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, and further rig our justice system in favor of rich and powerful corporate interests,” insisted the Democrat who, mere months ago, was severely admonished by the Senate’s bipartisan ethics committee.