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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today on the retirement announcement by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy:

“I congratulate Justice Kennedy for serving on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 30 years and wish him well on his retirement.  Serving on the nation’s highest court is a pinnacle reached by few and requires true dedication to public service.  We owe him a sincere thank you.

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to sitting down with President Trump’s nominee and asking some tough questions.  I will be looking for someone of great intellect who has more than a passing fondness for the U.S. Constitution and doesn’t think personal preferences have a role in judicial decision-making.  In short, I’m hoping Justice Gorsuch has a brother or a sister who is willing to serve.”