Messner Statement on Judge Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2020

Messner Statement on Judge Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee

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Bedford, N.H. – The following is a statement from U.S. Senate Candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner on President’s Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

As a Constitutional conservative who believes the Court’s role is to interpret the Constitution as written, I applaud President Trump’s choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee.

I urge Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other Senate Democrats to put politics aside and join Republicans in conducting a nomination hearing with dignity, decorum and civility. A fair and impartial hearing will no doubt lead the Senate and the American people to conclude that Judge Barrett is worthy of a seat on our highest court.

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.

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