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Messner Applauds Vote Confirming Barrett to Supreme Court as Opponent Shaheen Once Again Follows the Party Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020

Contact: Carmelle Druchniak at carmelle@corkyforsenate.com

Bedford, NH – October 26, 2020 – Republican U.S. Senate nominee Bryant “Corky” Messner today welcomed news of the Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, while painting incumbent Jeanne Shaheen’s ‘no’ as pure politics.

“Judge Barrett’s experience and exemplary record as a jurist will make her an outstanding Associate Justice, yet Jeanne Shaheen never considered her qualifications, didn’t meet with her, and announced even before the confirmation hearings she would vote no,” says Messner. “Today she cast that vote at the bidding of her party leadership because President Trump had the audacity to fulfill his Constitutional obligation to fill a court vacancy.

“She also remained silent as members of her party threatened retaliation, alluding to “consequences’ if Senators did their duty by voting on a qualified nominee. That is outrageous and beneath the dignity and decorum we expect of the United States Senate.”

Messner adds: “This is what we can expect from our Senator, a career politician who is beholden to her party and special interests, and dismisses what the majority of Granite Staters and the American people believe: that Judge Barrett rightly deserved her nomination and today’s confirmation to the highest court in the land.”

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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