Senate Judiciary Committee approves Kentucky judge for U.S. Court of Appeals

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WASHINGTON (WKYT) - The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve the nomination of Judge Amul Thapar, of Kentucky, to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Thapar's nomination now heads to the full Senate for a vote..

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commented on the vote:

“I join my fellow Kentuckians in congratulating Judge Amul Thapar for being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today," McConnell said. "He is now one step closer to being confirmed as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Thapar has a distinguished record of public service. He is a well-qualified jurist, and a man of integrity, who will bring a top legal mind to serve on the Sixth Circuit. I look forward to the full Senate confirming this well-respected Kentuckian.”

Thapar was nominated by President Trump.

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