Sen. Chris Coons sent a letter Aug. 31 to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, ahead of his confirmation hearing next week.

“As we discussed in our private meeting, I have significant concerns about several of your judicial opinions, and I remain troubled by your view of executive power,” wrote Coons. “I am not satisfied with your responses to me during our private meeting, and I believe that you owe the Committee and the American people more thorough, candid answers during your hearing next week.”

“It is imperative that you, as a nominee for the Supreme Court, accept mainstream constitutional interpretations that cabin executive power and support presidential accountability,” wrote Coons.

The full letter is available at