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Letter from Kenai: I support Kavanaugh

Editor,

The Senate will soon cast a critical vote on the confirmation of President Trump’s new SupremeCourt nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Last year, Republicans, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, stood for the interests of the American people by voting to confirm the president’s first nominee for the bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch. Now, we once again have an opportunity to confirm another justice to the Supreme Court who will uphold the rule of law and protect individual liberties.

Ahead of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, Senator Murkowski has advocated for “a real,fair analysis” of his qualifications for the Supreme Court. After meeting Kavanaugh, Murkowski said she is looking for a Supreme Court Justice with the character, the intelligence, and the balance to impartially apply the law to the facts of the case.

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I believe Judge Kavanaugh would be the ideal judge in the Founding Fathers’ eyes. He respects the Constitution and will uphold the rule of law. Legal scholars from all sides of the political spectrum have publicly praised his qualifications and spoken out in unequivocal support of his nomination.

Those who oppose Judge Kavanaugh do so without a reasonable argument and rely upon fear mongering and character assassination to make their case. They are motivated and mobilized.

Their tactic is to distract; it is ironic and pathetic that this American patriot must endure humiliation in the court of public opinion before he is honored with elevation to the highest court in the land.

Our duty as responsible citizens is to help focus our representative’s attention on the truth of the matter. If you want to see Senator Murkowski once again stand for the American people and not be persuaded by recent bullying tactics, then you must contact her and voice your opinion. Please contact her office immediately — (202) 224-6665 — and tell her that you support confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

It’s that simple. And your participation really does matter!

~ Ben Carpenter, Kenai, Alaska

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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