Monday, October 03, 2005

Ford Releases Statement on Miers' Nomination

Following President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. released the following statement:

"Not knowing much about Ms. Miers, I am interested in learning about the President's nominee in the coming weeks. Ms. Miers and the President should expect a fair and rigorous review of her record. The fact that she has no experience as a judge and that she is replacing Justice O'Connor, the Court's conservative model of fairness and open mindedness, will also warrant more direct questioning from the Senate about her philosophy, judicial temperament and positions on some of the most important and controversial issues the Court expects to consider. I look forward to hearing Ms. Miers answer the questions."