FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020
Messner Statement on Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
Contact: Carmelle Druchniak at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bedford, N.H. – The following is a statement from U.S. Senate Candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner on President’s Trump’s plans to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“I wholeheartedly support Senator Shaheen’s 2016 position on filling the Supreme Court vacancy with all deliberate speed. When President Obama was faced with filling a vacancy, Senator Shaheen noted on the floor of the Senate: ‘Every Senator swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and that oath applies to election years and nonelection years alike. Without question, the American people expect us to do our jobs. The Senate has a longstanding bipartisan tradition of giving fair consideration to Supreme Court nominees and I will continue to honor that tradition.’
“Choosing not to fill a vacancy has never happened, so let’s support Senator Shaheen’s brave and bipartisan stance, put politics aside, “do our jobs” and get on with it.”
About Bryant “Corky” Messner
Raised in a blue-collar family in Altoona, PA, Bryant “Corky” Messner attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football and prepared for military service. Upon earning the Army Ranger tab and graduating in 1979, he served in West Germany, witnessing firsthand the specter of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Following his military service, he attended University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and went on to found the law firm Messner Reeves LLP, which today includes more than 100 lawyers, 200 employees and offices in nine cities.
Messner is a strong conservative, and remains passionate about giving back to the country that has offered him the opportunity to live the American Dream. His continued public service includes involvement with various non-profit organizations, including the Wentworth Watershed Association, the Army West Point Athletic Association, the Rise School Denver, and the Messner Foundation, which works to cultivate the next generation of business and community leaders.
A father of three, Messner’s two sons are West Point Cadets and his daughter is preparing to attend medical school. He resides in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.