FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 18, 2020
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed fellow Kentuckian Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:
“Already, Judge Walker has proven how seriously he takes his oath to the Constitution, and I have been proud to support his nomination throughout this process. I am confident he will continue to serve our nation well,” said Dr. Paul.
On May 6, 2020, Dr. Paul introduced Judge Walker to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee before its hearing on his nomination. In particular, Dr. Paul praised Judge Walker’s actions to defend churchgoers in Kentucky before Easter and make sure drive-in services could be held in Louisville, saying in his introduction that “it demonstrates his fidelity to our Constitution, even when it is hard, and even in times of crisis.”
You can watch Dr. Paul’s May introduction of Judge Walker HERE.
Previously, Dr. Paul recommended Judge Walker to the Trump administration to serve as a United States District Judge for Kentucky’s Western District. The Senate confirmed Judge Walker to that position in October 2019.