WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Thomas Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida and Judge Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m thrilled the Senate voted to confirm Thomas Barber to serve as a district judge in the Middle District of Florida and Judge Rodney Smith to serve as a district judge for the Southern District of Florida. Our state and nation needs qualified individuals committed to fairly and accurately interpreting our Constitution and laws, not activist judges. These two men have demonstrated their commitment to the principles of this nation and constitutional jurisprudence. Judge Barber and Judge Smith have impressive records of honorably serving the State of Florida, and I am proud to support their appointment to the federal bench today.”