Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following his meeting with Solicitor General Elena Kagan, nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court:
“My meeting with Solicitor General Kagan today left me confident that she is the right choice to replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court. She has a strong belief that the Supreme Court should be a forum where the rule of law wins out and where people from every walk of life can receive a fair hearing. Her impressive credentials and understanding of the real-world impact of the Court’s rulings on Nevadans and all Americans will serve her well in this role.
“After a fair review of her record and individual meetings, I believe that Elena Kagan should receive strong bipartisan support similar to that which she received just last year when she was confirmed as Solicitor General. I look forward to ensuring her a swift, fair and respectful confirmation process.”