President Trump has already said he is going to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice from a previously-referenced list of 25 current judges.
I am sure they are all good judges and honorable men and women. I was a judge for 7 ½ years before coming to Congress.
I have great respect for those who serve in our Nation’s Judiciary and several judges are good friends of mine.
This Saturday marked a special milestone during my time in Congress as I welcomed over 1,000 Knoxville students, police officers, parents, teachers, and nurses to Washington for their annual Safety Patrol trip.
Last week, my colleagues voted to add an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that I introduced along with Congressman Polis and Congressman Jones which could incentivize more government employees to come up with cost-saving ideas.
Last week, I had the privilege of welcoming members of the St. Andrews Society, and Scottish community to Capitol Hill to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day. I was a founding Co-Chairman of the Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus which helps to unify relationships between Members of the United States Congress and Members of Scottish Parliament.
During the past few days while I was home in Tennessee, and working out of the district, I had the privilege of interacting with many constituents who play different roles in our area. From speaking at a symposium for law students at Lincoln Memorial University, to visiting with community leaders, to presenting an American flag that was flown over the U.S.