Gov. Martinez looks to Kavanaugh to uphold US Constitution

October 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she’s pleased Brett Kavanaugh is now a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and will be looking forward to him being a constitutionalist.

The two-term Republican governor told reporters Monday she believes Kavanaugh will be fair and will uphold the Constitution as he and his colleagues hear arguments.

A former district attorney, Martinez said the role of a justice is to rule based on the Constitution and how it’s written rather than legislate from the bench.

Tuesday marked Kavanaugh’s first day on the Supreme Court bench after being confirmed 50-48 Saturday following a bitter Senate battle. He took his oaths of office in a private ceremony Saturday evening and on Monday evening participated in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.

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