US Senator John Kennedy got a chance to sit down and talk with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The conversation stuck mostly to personal topics, as Kennedy said he was keen to get to know the man. The Senator says the two talked about family, teaching, and an LSU hero.

“We talked about sports, he’s a big basketball fan, as I am. We spent a fair amount of time talking about Pistol Pete Maravich, and I explained that I saw Pete play his very first game as a freshman at LSU,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy says he’s spent some time reviewing Kavanaugh’s writing and decisions, and while he has a ways to go before he’s finished, he says he’s impressed so far with the nominee’s temperament. He says they discussed the perception that the Supreme Court has become recognized as yet another partisan battleground in recent years.

“We talked about the problems that people’s perceptions that the court is politicized have caused.”

Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the group tasked with the initial round of questions for any Supreme Court Nominee, says he’s looking forward to asking the judge hard questions before he makes his final call on whether or not he’d support him. He says it’s crucial the Senate get it right because the nomination is for life.

“The most powerful, unelected position in a nation that is the most powerful nation in human history. There is no margin for error here, we have to be sure.”