07.30.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Confirmation Of Justice Britt Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. The Senate will vote on her confirmation later this week.

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Transcript:

“One of the great honors and privileges of being in the United States Senate is that we get to confirm presidential nominations to our country's highest courts. President Trump has nominated an outstanding judge to fill an opening on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. That judge is Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant. Today, the United States Senate will vote to invoke cloture on her nomination so we can confirm her later this week. This is a crucial vote tonight.

“Justice Grant has served with distinction on the Supreme Court of Georgia since January of 2017. In that role, she has written over 40 opinions on both criminal and civil matters and participated in hundreds of other opinions. Her positions are not a mystery. She has a long record of defending and upholding our Constitution. She served as Solicitor General for the state of Georgia from 2015 until her appointment to the State Supreme Court. This year, she was elected to her seat on the State Supreme Court without opposition. This is a testament in my state. When that happens, that means people on both sides of the aisle understand how she is applying the rule of law. It's a testament to the quality of her work, the dedication she has to the Constitution, and to the people for whom she works.

“Prior to her public service, Justice Grant argued a commercial litigation case before the highest court of the land, the United States Supreme Court. By the way, she won. Justice Grant attended Stanford Law School and after graduating, she actually clerked for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, another outstanding nominee that will hopefully be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court later this year. I might add that Judge Kavanaugh sat through Justice Grant's confirmation hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee just some few months ago. He was there for the entire hearing because she did such a good job clerking for him earlier in her career.

“Clearly, Justice Grant is immensely qualified to fill this Court of Appeals vacancy, and there's no doubt in my mind that she will do a fantastic job. In fact, our country needs more judges like Justice Grant. I couldn't be prouder of her, her husband Justin, their three kids Charles, Mary Elise, and Jack. Earlier this year, I was honored to introduce Justice Grant in her confirmation hearing and to commend her nomination with my highest recommendation. Tonight, I strongly urge my colleagues to support her final confirmation to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.