April 9th, 2010
12:01 PM ET
5 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'I wish him well in his retirement' -Cornyn

(CNN) – Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

Read the statement after the jump:

“Justice Stevens devoted his career to our nation’s judicial system, participating in some of the most important cases in our history. While he and I may have different judicial philosophies, I thank Justice Stevens for his service, and I wish him well in his retirement.

“Our nation deserves a Supreme Court nominee who is committed to deciding cases impartially based on the law, not on personal politics, preferences, or what’s in the nominee’s ‘heart.’ It is my expectation that Senators on both sides of the aisle will work to ensure both a dignified and respectful process for our next nominee.”


Filed under: John Cornyn • John Paul Stevens • Supreme Court
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  1. El Gordo

    Since Texans voted against Ann Richards, that great state – home of Sam Houston, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon Johnson – has elected the least distinguished and least gifted public officials. John Cornyn is even below Texas standards, which are only higher than South Carolina's.

    If only Sen. Cornyn would retire, I think Texans (I am one) could select their Senator by a random drawing of the names of Texans who have driver's licenses. I am sure that our new Senator would be head and shoulders above the two Senators we have now. I mean, what are the odds that we would find someone else in Texas who is worse than Cornyn and Hutchison?

    April 9, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |