Ahead of the vote Massachusetts Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryKentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice Breitbart editor: Biden's son inked deal with Chinese government days after vice president’s trip State lawmakers pushing for carbon taxes aimed at the poor MORE (D) and Scott Brown (R) praised Hillman.

"I think both of us believe that the president could not have nominated individual than Judge Hillman," Kerry said.

Kerry said he and Brown set up a "team" of attorneys who screen candidates before either senator "even looks at them." He added that he and Brown are "extremely pleased" with the process of Hillman's selection.
Brown described Hillman as "a man of great integrity."

"I rise today to endorse the nomination of Judge Timothy Hillman as District Judge for the District of Massachusetts," Brown said. "Judge Hillman is a man of integrity who will make us proud as the next federal judge of Massachusetts."

"So in closing I enthusiastically support Judge Hillman's nomination as a judge," Brown continued. He said he hopes Hillman could be confirmed unanimously.