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Responding to criticism of his unrestrained testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday expressed regret and pledged that if confirmed, he would be “the same kind of judge and person I have been for my entire 28-year legal career.”

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed posted Thursday night, Kavanaugh stated, “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.”

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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