WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I look forward to considering the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The job of a Supreme Court justice is to fairly and impartially apply the law and to protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, not to advance public policy goals by legislating from the bench.  Judge Kavanaugh has an impressive background.  He is highly regarded as a fair-minded and independent judge and is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.  I look forward to meeting with him in the coming weeks as he goes through a fair and thorough evaluation process.”