Almost all of the Gulf of Mexico off of the state of Florida is restricted airspace it's where we train our military, ... The ace up my sleeve is, at this time in our nation's history, you don't want to fool around with training our military to be the absolute best - and you can't be doing those joint exercises if you've got oil rigs down there on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sometimes we get lost in seeing the entire forest for the particular trees, but I think we need to pull back and see that this threat of radical terrorists is now being directed not only at us in the homeland, but it is being directed at a source of energy upon which the western industrialized world has become dependent.
He assured me that any personal beliefs he has, be they based on religion or other issues, personal beliefs that all of us carry, would not factor into any of his decisions. He said that they had not while he served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and they would not if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.