Justice Kennedy's Retirement will Turbo Charge Evangelical Vote, says Family Research Council

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement on the retirement of Justice Kennedy:

“Following a series of 5-4 decisions regarding such fundamental freedoms as religious freedom and speech, today’s announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement will turbo charge this fall’s election.

“In a closely divided U.S. Senate, every vote matters.   If values voters needed a reason to engage in this election cycle – they certainly have it now.  The American people are looking for yet another Supreme Court nominee in the mold of Justice Scalia as President Trump promised and delivered in Justice Gorsuch. 

“We are confident the president will choose a justice who simply decides the cases before them, as the Constitution intends,” concluded Perkins.