Promises Made, Promises Kept: Trump Nominates Family Man Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court

President Trump is on judicial fire: he has nominated two conservative judges to the Supreme Court in two years. Historic!

After naming Justice Neil Gorsuch and now a second judge to the country’s highest court, Trump fulfills a campaign promise he made to his supporters to put conservative judges on the bench and leave a lasting legacy.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, is a young family man with a long history of judicial conservativism.

Here’s more, from ABC News:

In a prime-time announcement in the East Room of the White House, President Trump set the stage for a high-stakes battle over a nominee who lawmakers from both ends of the political spectrum have argued could alter the course of the nation’s highest court for a generation.

“What matters is not a judge’s political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require,” Trump said. “I am pleased to say that I have found without doubt such a person. Tonight, it is my honor and privilege to announce that I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.”

And, via Fox News:

Kavanaugh has a deep judicial record, having written about 300 opinions.

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A former law clerk to Kennedy in 1993, he was elevated to the powerful federal appeals court in the District of Columbia by President George W. Bush, under whom he had served as a White House lawyer and staff secretary. Kavanaugh, 53, also won the confidence of key players in the Bush circle such as strategist Karl Rove.

Trump may have been swayed in part because of Kavanaugh’s record of being a reliable conservative on the court – and reining in dozens of administrative decisions of the Obama White House.

Kavanaugh spoke during a presser at the White House on Monday evening. Check it out:

Vice President Pence also quickly supported the president’s pick in a series of social media posts online:

Pence was joined by several others:



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