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Lankford calls SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh 'impressive and qualified' after meeting

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 19, 2018. (Office of Senator James Lankford)

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a tough task of selling himself to a divided Senate in hopes of filling Justice Anthony Kennedy's slot.

On Thursday, Kavanaugh tried to win over Oklahoma Senator James Lankford.

Lankford held a meeting with nominee Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Trump earlier this month. Lankford says during the meeting, the two discussed the separation of powers, the roll of each branch of government, as well as the First and Fourth Amendments.

“It was a pleasure to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in my office today. He is an impressive and qualified nominee to be considered for the Supreme Court," said Lankford. "The Supreme Court has an obligation to act within the bounds of the Constitution and interpret the law as written. I look forward to reading through his many opinions, and I look forward to his confirmation hearings.”

Kavanaugh is expected to face a contentious nomination process in the Senate and will most likely need every Republican vote to be confirmed.

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