But Sen. Sherrod Brown said he had “serious concerns” about some of Kavanaugh’s rulings, particularly rulings that Brown felt hurt women's rights and consumer rights.
“I plan to review Judge Kavanaugh’s record thoroughly and ask him tough questions face-to-face before I make my decision,” the Ohio Democrat said. “I will not support any Justice who would take rights away from Ohioans.”
Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, said Kavanaugh appears to be a jurist who would uphold the constitution.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said the nomination of a justice is one of the most important responsibilities for a president, and that he believes “Judge Kavanaugh will be a great addition to our nation’s highest court.”
“Now it is time for the U.S. Senate to do its job and begin the important work of conducting confirmation hearings to seat the next justice before the Court’s next term begins this fall,” Husted said.
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken urged Brown to not obstruct Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“By nominating another highly qualified and distinguished judge to serve on the Supreme Court, President Trump is ensuring that the Constitutional rights of all Americans will be protected for generations to come. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record is proof positive that as our next Justice, he will defend the Constitution and faithfully apply the laws as written.”