Conway discusses Supreme Court nominee with Washington bureau

THE WHITE HOUSE (Gray DC) -- The Trump administration is touting the president's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, spoke to the Gray Television Washington News Bureau about Judge Brett Kavanaugh's qualifications.

"Judge Kavanaugh has been praised right, left, and center by any number of people who say he's eminently confirmable, that he's independent and fair-minded. The whole world heard him last night that he was raised to appreciate equality for all, and his personal experiences led him to this moment of accepting, quite humbly, the greatest honor of being elevated to the Supreme Court where he'll do a fantastic job," said Conway.

Three Senate Democrats, who are up for reelection in states President Trump won in 2016. were invited to attend Monday night's announcement, but declined.

"We're very happy that early indications are that they'll let the process take care of itself, and part of the process involves them. They have a duty -- they're duty-bound to the voters in their states to do what they believe is right by those voters," Conway said of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) will also be key votes if Kavanaugh is to be confirmed.

Conway said, "We have great faith that Senator Murkowski and Senator Collins will do what they've always done in these situations, which is give the due diligence necessary to getting to know the nominee -- in this case, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and asking him the questions they want answers."

Kavanaugh is already meeting with senators on Capitol Hill. He needs 51 votes to be confirmed.