While members of the U.S. House of Representatives do not vote on Supreme Court nominations, I of course take this process extremely seriously. I do not agree with all of his opinions, but I believe Judge Kavanaugh deserves a fair consideration by the U.S. Senate.
While I appreciate passion, it was hard to watch certain members of Congress join aggressive protests last night only seconds after the President announced his selection. If elected, my goal would be to dial back the harsh rhetoric, fear mongering and bitter partisanship that has defined Washington D.C. We can debate the merits of this selection, but elected officials should lead by example with regard to tone and rhetoric.
This is a contrast I draw in my race for Congress. We have seen my opponent, Congressman Aguilar time and again dip to new lows in his charged and over-the-top rhetoric.