May 10th, 2010
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Being on the high court is 'far different' from being SG, says Kyl

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement:

“I congratulate Ms. Kagan on her nomination to the United States Supreme Court.

“Every Senator has a constitutional duty to scrutinize judicial nominees, and I will take great care in examining her record to ensure that she possess the qualities the American people expect in our Supreme Court Justices. I expect Senate Democrats will allow ample time for the Senate to conduct this vetting process.

“As I made clear when I supported her confirmation as Solicitor General, a temporary political appointment is far different than a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.”


Filed under: Elena Kagan • Jon Kyl • Senate • Supreme Court
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. j

    Wanta bet how he votes ??????

    May 10, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. Duck Fallas

    Translation:

    I was for her before I was against her.

    What a mitch.

    May 10, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. Lets expose Rush Limbaughs staff.

    Now if only Jon could do his job like he expects others to do theirs.Kyl is a worthless piece of animal waste.

    May 10, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Ben in Texas

    Oh yes, Senator Kyl. A lifetime appointment to the SC is far different from a temporary job at McDonald's, too. That's why you bunch of nitwits should never have voted for Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and Kennedy, who think that a foreign corporation has the same rights as a citizen of the U.S. to participate in national elections.

    Next time, vote for somebody who has an appreciation for constitutional government, and not some corporate stooge.

    May 10, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. sonny chapman

    What ? A flip-flopping Republican ? George W. would be disappointed in him.

    May 10, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. A Kickin' Donkey

    Senator Kyl –

    You and the GOP are IMPOTENT. You can not stop this nominee so please stop posturing. It makes REPUBLICANS look even weaker.

    May 10, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. tmclean1@cfl.rr.com

    Yeah, KYL, but OBama doesn't care about this country, he cares about his political gain, power and control. So, what's better than old time friend, with no experience, who'll call him when tough decisions are in front of the SC to see what he wants...may as well have elected Bill Ayers..hell, put George Soros on the SC, that way things will be destroyed faster, and we can start rebuilding sooner.

    May 10, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  8. GL

    The ANTI – PARTY IS GREERING UP FOR A FIGHT. Now they will lose move voters. Anti-black, anti-latino, anti- woman, anti immigrations, anti-changes and the list go on and on.

    May 10, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. A keen observer

    Kyl is just another republican fool claiming to speak for the American people. republicans do not represent the majority of the American people, Democrats do.

    Republican fools should try to solve problems rather than create them!

    May 10, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Where was Kyl when his buddy McCain picked Palin who was clearly unqualified and was a "temporary governor" and was a heart beat away from the presidency.

    May 10, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    And Kyl knows this how?

    May 10, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  12. tylerkad

    What a great comment that exposes the laziness and hypocrisy of Sen. Kyl. So I guess he doesn't put much work or stock into Solicitor General position as the lead lawyer for the United States as much as her being 1 of 9 judges. Pathetic. But then what else do you expect except for startling hypocrisy from them.

    May 10, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. normajean

    Any position in our government is "far different than a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court". So far the comments from the Repub. side are so tentative as to warn us to get ready for their much expected round of objections. Hang on to your hats, here we go!

    May 10, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |