Washington, D.C.— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement upon the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh has proven himself to be one of the most qualified jurists to be nominated to the Supreme Court. He has demonstrated his commitment to interpret the Constitution the way it was written, as well as his faithfulness to the rule of law throughout this long and daunting confirmation process.

“President Trump has made an excellent nomination to fill the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and I have no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will serve the Court admirably as the next associate justice.”