Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) voted to confirm Neomi Rao to serve as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. Senator Blackburn made this statement following her confirmation:
“Tennesseans have regularly said over the last several years one of the things that concerned them most is the judges that are on our federal bench: their qualifications, their character, and their understanding of the Constitution. In my visits with Ms. Rao, I was impressed by her expertise, preparation, and diligence. It is clear that President Trump made an outstanding choice by nominating her to fill the seat held by Justice Brett Kavanaugh before he was elevated to the Supreme Court. Women in Washington, especially conservative women, often have to work twice as hard and prove twice as capable as men just to be considered for the same position. I am grateful for Ms. Rao’s commitment and willingness to serve to our nation.”
Watch Senator Blackburn’s remarks from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider Ms. Rao’s nomination here.