Quotes about John G. Roberts
From the AP :
“He’s brilliant. … He’s someone who is I think obviously well respected on both sides of the aisle. At a time when circuit court nominees were being filibustered left and right, he just really sailed through his confirmation. Given that, I think the president did what he promised during the campaign. He looked for the best and the brightest and he chose someone who would meet the test, the high test, that Supreme Court justices would be required to meet.” — Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
“The president has chosen someone with suitable legal credentials, but that is not the end of our inquiry. The Senate must review Judge Roberts’ record to determine if he has a demonstrated commitment to the core American values of freedom, equality and fairness.” — Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. [Is he rolling over?]
“Judge Roberts is the kind of outstanding nominee that will make America proud. He embodies the qualities America expects in a justice on its highest court: someone who is fair, intelligent, impartial and committed to faithfully interpreting the Constitution and the law.” — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.
“We are extremely disappointed that President Bush has chosen such a divisive nominee for the highest court in the nation, rather than a consensus nominee who would protect individual liberty and uphold Roe v. Wade.” — NARAL Pro-Choice America.
“He’s the kind of judge that all of us want — someone committed to applying the law impartially rather than legislating from the bench.” — Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
“Who knows about this guy?” — Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.