Harry Reid: Roberts Has 'Suitable Legal Credentials'

(The following is a statement issued by Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Tuesday about the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., to the Supreme Court.)

The President has made his choice.?????   Now the Senate will do its job of deciding whether to confirm John Roberts to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

The President has chosen someone with suitable legal credentials, but that is not the end of our inquiry.?????   The Senate must review Judge Roberts??¢â???¬â???¢s record to determine if he has a demonstrated commitment to the core American values of freedom, equality and fairness.?????   The nominee will have an opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and make his case to the American people.

I will not pre-judge this nomination.?????   I look forward to learning more about Judge Roberts.


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