In an e-mail issued today by Josh Hawley's U. S. Senate campaign, the attorney general praised President Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and attacked Sen. Claire McCaskill, whom he will oppose if, as expected, he wins next month's Republican primary.
Hawley posted the accompanying photo showing him and his family watching Monday night as Trump made the announcement.
The text of Hawley's letter, excluding requests for donations, is printed below:
I want to congratulate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on his nomination to the Supreme Court, truly a high honor.
Judge Kavanaugh is remarkably qualified for the Supreme Court. I believe he will uphold our Constitution as the founders intended, not imposing his values from the bench. The American people deserve no less. The balance of the court turns on this nomination, and I applaud President Trump for his thoughtfulness in this selection.
I predict that Senator McCaskill will reflexively oppose him.
I am calling on Senator McCaskill to stop voting with Chuck Schumer and to vote with Missourians for once. Even McCaskill cannot deny that his experience and objectivity would serve the Supreme Court well.
Should she vote against his confirmation, it will be for no other reason than to please her party.
Missourians are tired of wondering whether their own senator will put them second yet again. That’s why I am running for Senate - to give Missourians a louder voice in Washington, not to push Washington ideals onto Missouri.