(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement today on the confirmation of Judge John Roberts as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justice Roberts’ nomination was approved by a 78 to 22 vote. Dr. Coburn voted in favor of his confirmation.
“I’m confident that Chief Justice John Roberts will help restore the Constitutional balance of power between the branches of government. Judge Roberts, I believe, will not attempt to write policy from the bench and will leave legislating to the Congress,” Dr. Coburn said.
“Judge Roberts proved himself during his confirmation hearing to be extraordinarily intelligent, highly-qualified and totally committed to applying the law justly. President Bush deserves credit for making such an outstanding choice,” Dr. Coburn said.