Jim Bender calls on Senator Gregg to filibuster Elena Kagan nomination

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Jim Bender, Republican candidate for US Senate released this statement on today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to approve the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court sending final approval to the full senate for consideration. 

 “I call on Senator Judd Gregg to stand up and filibuster this nomination, because that is exactly what I would do if I were a United States Senator; fight for the constitution and the people of New Hampshire,” said Bender.  Kagan is a blank slate. She has neither the experience of a judge nor the judicial qualifications to evaluate, since she has never presided over a single case.  Therefore, it would be irresponsible for the Congress to confirm her nomination.  I will go to Washington to make sure our Supreme Court justices will follow the Constitution and bring back trust and accountability to our government.”