On Kavanaugh, GOP Governor Says She Hopes Senate Makes 'the Right Decision' and Confirms Him

by | October 2, 2018

By Mike Cason

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was asked this morning if she supported the confirmation of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Ivey spoke with reporters this morning after a press conference about the state's new Security Operations Center and cybersecurity website.

Ivey was asked if she supported Kavanaugh's nomination based on what she knows now and if she supported the FBI investigation announced after Friday's vote by the Judiciary Committee.

"The Senate has a job to do and that is to confirm a Supreme Court justice," Ivey said. "And I surely hope they will get the information that they already have, evaluate it, and make the right decision for the best interests of the country."

Asked later to elaborate on her answer, Ivey said she supports Kavanaugh's confirmation based on what she knows, but said senators are in a better position to decide that.

"I think he should be confirmed," Ivey said. "But see, I'm not there to see it eyeball-to-eyeball. So that's not a fair question. It's the role of the senators in the Senate to evaluate the information they have and to exercise their good judgment."

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