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WASHINGTON – Ahead of a vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) appeared on Fox News to express his support for Kavanaugh. Excerpts follow.

“I am very confident in my vote. I am looking forward to it. I talked to Judge Kavanaugh this morning and thanked him for his willingness to serve the country in this manner and to go through all of this. I talked to Don McGahn, who I think is going to leave the White House whenever he leaves with a tremendous legacy for our country. I talked to Susan Collins yesterday and thanked her for a speech that, to me, was historic and not only reflected well on all Republicans, but I think the Senate as a whole. It is a big day. It is a great day for our nation. And I look forward to the vote...”

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“Senator McConnell makes no bones about the fact that this will be, in some ways, transformative. This is going to be, as you know better than most, this is going to impact our country for more than a generation. We are still going to confirm more judges after this, throughout the duration of this year. We still have a lot of work to do in that regard. This is a legacy that the president and our majority leader can be very proud of. They’ve worked very well together and, let’s face it, [Senator McConnell] has been dogged in his approach. He just keeps pressing on, doesn’t get distracted, and he’s done outstanding job with this. He really has.”

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“I think at this point [Judge Kavanaugh] knows what the outcome is going to be and I think he’s focused on the future and committed, after all that has happened, to being the very best Supreme Court justice that he can possibly be, and I think he’s going to double down on that, and I think his colleagues will embrace him well when he gets there just because of the person that he is.”

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“Dana, you’re hitting the nail on the head as to why there’s so many protests and why, you know, this ends up being such an emotional battle. [It is] because we are not doing our job. So many of the things that the Supreme Court has to resolve are things that we should be [dealing with legislatively]… If Congress would resolve these big issues for our nation as Congress is supposed to do, these Supreme Court nominations and battles would not be emotional at all.”

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“Women have suffered injustices for decades. We all know that and our heart goes out to them for that. But to project those injustices that have happened to them onto an individual like Judge Kavanaugh that have absolutely nothing to do with that is also an injustice. I really do think that the other side of the aisle, unfortunately, just overleveraged this and overreached, and I think the American people have seen that. And again, I look forward to today.”

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