Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ford Releases Statement On Roberts Confirmation

In advance of the Senate vote to confirm Judge John Roberts as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Congressman Harold Ford released the following statement:

"I expect that Judge Roberts will honor his words before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to 'confront every case with an open mind' and without a pre-determined ideology. Although I would not have nominated Judge Roberts, I support his confirmation this morning.

"I am also hopeful that, in selecting someone to replace Justice O'Connor, President Bush nominates a justice that all Americans can support. Now is not the time for divisiveness or partisanship. The issues that this nation and the Court will face are too important."