Shelley Moore Capito (R - WV) Likely Yes



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(Statements last updated September 23, 2018 11:00 AM -04:00.)

September 18: “Senator Capito believes this allegation should be taken seriously and that both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should be given the opportunity to share their accounts publicly with the Judiciary Committee,” spokeswoman for Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said. “She hopes to learn more as Chairman [Chuck] Grassley, his staff and committee members look into these claims.” (Note: We have not yet confirmed the exact date of these comments, but they appear to have taken place on or around 9/18/2018.) (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

July 23: #SCOTUS justices should apply the law in a case, regardless of policy outcome. Judge #Kavanaugh understands that. (Twitter)

July 18: Judge #Kavanaugh truly understands a judge’s and justice’s proper role, and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be confirmed with bipartisan support. (Twitter)

July 12: “We talked about his judicial philosophy, his commitment to the rule of law and to the text and history of the Constitution. Beyond his judicial philosophy, we talked about what kind of person he is,” Capito said. “I think he is an excellent choice by the president.” (

July 12: After meeting with Judge Kavanaugh today, I’m even more certain that he is a man of integrity and that he understands and respects the responsibilities of a Supreme Court justice, which is why I plan to support his nomination. Judge Kavanaugh and I had a wide-ranging discussion about our separation-of-powers system, the court’s responsibility to properly apply laws passed by Congress to guard against overreach by federal agencies, and the importance of respecting precedent to promote stability in the law. I know Judge Kavanaugh will be an excellent addition to the court and will honor and strengthen this important branch of our democracy. (

July 11: When I consider nominees for the Supreme Court, I don’t look for a person who promises a particular policy outcome or someone who is out to actually create laws. What I look for is a person whose record reflects experience, fairness, and respect for the Constitution as it is written. President Trump made clear in his campaign that he would appoint judges with respect for the Constitution. I believe he kept his commitment when he nominated Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice. (

July 9: Judge Kavanaugh has served with distinction as a federal appeals court judge, a senior advisor to President George W. Bush, and a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy. Throughout his service, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment to the rule of law and to carefully considering the text and history of the Constitution, making him an ideal choice to be the next Supreme Court justice. Judge Kavanaugh has a particularly strong record of policing the separation of powers, seeking to ensure that lawmaking remains the prerogative of elected members of Congress. I think President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Kavanaugh. I look forward to meeting with him and remaining engaged and supportive of him during the confirmation process. (


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