Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Calls on Sen. Kennedy to Stand With Louisianans in Support of Kyle Duncan
Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, praising President Trump’s nominee to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Kyle Duncan and calling on Senator Kennedy to join Louisianans in supporting his nomination.
“Since his days as a candidate, President Trump has promised to nominate judges in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia — that is, judges who will interpret the Constitution and our laws as they are written — and the president has more than delivered. He nominated now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has proven to be exactly the type of judge President Trump promised, and his lower court nominees have been exceptional. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Kyle Duncan, another fantastic nominee from President Trump who has been nominated to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Duncan has broad support from elected officials and leaders in Louisiana and nationally, but Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) has so far failed to voice support for this well-qualified nominee. Senator Kennedy’s fellow Louisianans overwhelmingly voted for President Trump in 2016, and many of them did so based on his promise to nominate judges who will defend our Constitution properly. Senator Kennedy should immediately let the people of Louisiana know whether he joins them in supporting President Trump and his exceptional judicial nominees, or if he stands with liberal Democrats doing everything they can to resist the President.”