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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a statement after President Trump nominated five judges to serve as federal district court judges in Florida: Rodney Smith, Roy Altman, and Rudy Ruiz for the Southern District; Tom Barber for the Middle District; and Kent Wetherell for the Northern District:

“I am pleased that the president is nominating Rodney Smith, Roy Altman, Rudy Ruiz, Tom Barber, and Kent Wetherell to serve as federal district court judges in Florida. These judges were recommended to us by the joint Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, and I strongly support their nominations. I applaud President Trump for heeding these recommendations, as I am confident that they will honorably serve the people of Florida. One of the most important roles of the Senate is to consider federal judges, and I encourage my colleagues to quickly confirm these qualified nominees.”