Todd Young (R - IN) Likely Yes



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(Statements last updated September 24, 2018 10:54 PM -04:00.)

July 17: Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh and discuss a wide range of issues that are important to Hoosiers, including his approach to interpreting the Constitution. Judge Kavanaugh is a good and decent person, a family man, and a well-respected jurist. If confirmed, I have confidence that he will be faithful to the Constitution and preserve the integrity of the Supreme Court. Our discussion today will be very helpful as I continue to review Judge Kavanaugh’s record. (

July 17: Young told the Courier & Press in his office before Tuesday's meeting that he is "very much inclined" to support Kavanaugh, but he has work to do before making a final decision. "I think the president's chosen someone with impeccable credentials and an incredible reputation for faithfully interpreting the Constitution and applying the letter of the Constitution to the facts of the given case," Young said. "I am very much inclined to support a nominee like that." Young added that he still wants to research Kavanaugh's judicial opinions and consult legal experts who know the judge. (Evansville Courier & Press)

July 10: Sen. Todd Young said Tuesday he'll make his decision on whether to support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court not based on how President Trump's choice would rule on specific cases, but on his overall judicial philosophy. And from what the Indiana Republican said he knows now, Kavanaugh has the "originalist" approach he's looking for. "Are they applying the Constitution and the laws as written? Or are they legislating from the bench," he said. "The former is what I think is needed in a federal judge." (

July 9: Judge Kavanaugh is a well-respected judge with a strong record of honoring the Constitution and upholding the rule of law. I look forward to conducting a thorough and objective review of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination over the coming weeks, and I am hopeful that my colleagues will give him the same courtesy. (


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