A former law clerk for President Trump’s most recent Supreme Court pick said that Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be the most qualified nominee “in generations” during a recent CNN interview.
Jennifer Mascott, who also clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, touted Kavanaugh as “an independent, fair-minded judge.”
“He’s got one of the sharpest legal minds in the country,” Mascott told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday.
Echoing a Monday night article from USA Today, Mascott stated that Kavanaugh “may be the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in generations.” (RELATED: NBC’s Chuck Todd: Kavanaugh Is ‘Very Confirmable’)
A law professor at George Mason University, Mascott also praised Kavanaugh for hiring a large amount of female law clerks.
Co-panelist Justin Walker also clerked for Kavanaugh and made similar claims during the segment. (RELATED: Supreme Court Poised For Rightward Shift Under Kavanaugh)
Trump announced his second SCOTUS nominee Monday night in the White House East Room.
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