WASHINGTON – Congressmen Michael McCaul and Pete Olson, both Republican’s who represent the Katy area, issued the following statements following the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Michael McCaul: “I applaud the Senate’s confirmation today of Justice Kavanaugh despite the divisive political tactics from Senate Democrats. Tactics which thrusted a woman into the political spotlight expressly against her will, and attempted to destroy a qualified defender of our constitution. I am deeply disappointed with the political nature of this process and pray we can come together again as a country.”
Pete Olson: “After months of vicious partisan attempts to destroy a man over political differences, I’m pleased Judge Brett Kavanaugh was successfully confirmed to the Supreme Court. Today the Senate sent an important message to the American people – due process and the sacred belief of innocent until proven guilty still matters. Judge Kavanaugh is incredibly qualified and will serve our country honorably, faithfully and conservatively as a member of the highest court of the land. I pray we can come together as a nation and move past this ugly moment in our history.”
Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018. Chief Justice John Roberts, administered the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Both oaths were administered so that he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately.
A formal investiture ceremony will take place at a special sitting of the Court in the Courtroom at a later date.