Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement today of his nomination to the United States Supreme Court:
“Allowing this President to cement his agenda through the Supreme Court is a mistake America cannot afford. I introduced legislation urging the Senate to only consider a nominee with a proven record of defending the Constitution. It is crucial Americans have confidence that our Supreme Court Justices are bound — not by the agenda of an Administration — but by the Supreme Law of the Land.”
Congressman Forbes introduced a resolution (H.Res.615), urging the Senate to only consider a nominee to the Supreme Court with a proven record of adhering to the restraints placed on the federal judiciary by the Constitution.