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.”