SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes issued a statement that was read by Sen. Orrin Hatch at the Trump/Pence rally at the state Capitol Tuesday.
Following is Reyes’ full statement:
First, I join Donald Trump’s condemnation of offensive robo calls circulating in Utah by a so-called Trump supporter regarding Evan McMullin.
My greatest concern in this election is the United States judiciary. I serve on The Trump/Pence National Supreme Court Advisory Committee because I consider the appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices along with Federal Circuit and District Court Judges to be the most critical issue of this entire election.
Our next president will immediately appoint a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia and could end up appointing as many as four U.S. Supreme Court justices over the coming years. The composition of the High Court will drastically impact our lives and largely influence the direction of our country for decades.
Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be making those appointments. There is no other realistic alternative. And Hillary Clinton has already made it clear that she will appoint Justices who will take aim at critical First, Second and Tenth Amendment rights among many others. As someone who has spent my entire career dealing with the federal judiciary, I can’t emphasize enough the gravity of this election.
I have had the opportunity to spend time privately with both Mr. Trump & Governor Pence discussing critical challenges of our day. I have been impressed with their commitment to the Constitution and the Rule of Law, protecting and growing small businesses, simplifying and reducing taxes, empowering innovation, streamlining government, reducing the national debt, strengthening national defense, preserving life, religious liberties, economic freedom and building a stronger America at home and abroad.
Both men support issues that are priorities to me such as fighting human trafficking, combatting child abuse, prosecuting white collar crime and cyber hackers while addressing crisis level increases in opioid addictions, teen and veteran suicide and child malnutrition.
If you are not already supporting Donald Trump and Mike Pence, I hope you will reconsider and vote for them. The decisions we make in this election cycle will impact our posterity and the trajectory of our nation for generations to come. May God bless and preserve you, your families, the State of Utah and these United States.