Sen. Rounds issues statement on SCOTUS nomination vote

Sen. Mike Rounds is one of the U.S. Senate members who will be voting against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Rounds issued a statement Monday evening, which reads in part:

“While I acknowledge and appreciate the historic nature of this nomination, the Senate’s responsibility to provide ‘advice and consent’ on executive nominations requires full scrutiny of the nominee’s judicial record and philosophy. I believe her judicial approach would promote legislating from the bench, rather than applying the law as written. Based on her written decisions and my personal conversations with her, I will not support her nomination.”

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