INTERVIEW: Senator Mike Crapo talks SCOTUS nominee, farm bill

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Listen to KID NewsRadio’s full interview with Senator Mike Crapo


IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Tensions are heating up as Democrats in Washington commit to stop President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavenaugh.

“Many of my colleagues on the other side actually announced before [Brett Kavenaugh] was named that they would oppose whoever the President named,” Senator Mike Crapo told KID NewsRadio. “It’s unfortunate that the Democrats have appeared to turn this into a battle…about only saying that they want a justice on this Supreme Court who will change the law or protect the law that exists now in a way that they want it to be.”

Despite opposition from Democrats in the nation’s capitol and across the nation, Senator Crapo said he is pleased with the president’s pick and as a member of the justice committee, looks forward to reviewing Kavenaugh’s record.

“He’s…been a circuit judge now for twelve years and so they estimate that there may be as many as a million pages, or more than a million pages of documents that need to be reviewed and we don’t have all of that yet,” Sen. Crapo said. “As of right now, I am not aware of anything that has come up.”