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GOP Sen. Who Grilled Trump Judicial Pick in Viral Video: ‘Experience Matters’

By now you may have seen the viral video of a Trump judicial nominee awkwardly not being able to answer some pretty basic questions. The senator grilling him was actually a Republican, Sen. John Kennedy, and he appeared on CNN tonight to talk about this viral moment.

Erin Burnett asked him, “What was going through your head during that questioning?”

Kennedy said he just did his job, and while he went out of his way to note his voting record with the President, he added, “I don’t think that the first time you’ve ever stepped foot in a federal courtroom ought to be as a federal judge.”

He said Matthew Petersen seems like a nice and honest man, but “experience matters, and my job under our separation of power doctrine inspired by Madison is to sort of be a check on nominees.”

Kennedy also told Burnett the White House should probably withdraw his nomination.

Watch above, via CNN.

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