Next SCOTUS Justice Nominated

Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

President Trump nominated appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, ending a days-long guessing game that began the moment Kennedy announced his retirement and setting the stage for a grueling confirmation fight.

In televised remarks from the East Room of the White House, the president praised what he called Kavanaugh’s “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law.”

“There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving,” Trump said.

Kavanaugh had been considered a front-runner ever since Kennedy’s June 27 retirement announcement. Trump conducted a swift and decisive vetting process, eager to push for confirmation of his second Supreme Court pick in less than two years.

Though the president said Monday his nominee deserves “robust bipartisan support,” many Democratic lawmakers had vowed even before the announcement to oppose Trump’s choice. In his own remarks, Kavanaugh looked ahead to what’s expected to be a bruising confirmation fight: “I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic.

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(2) Protests turn tense outside Supreme Court after Trump picks Kavanaugh

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Judges ought to interpret the law according to precedent, consistency and overall intelligibility, not according to their own political prejudices. That is exactly what the POTUS believes Justice Brett Kavanaugh will do, and so do the progressive left. They know that they cannot continue to succeed in ‘fundamentally transforming’ America (and they were succeeding under Obama) by playing by the rules. Too bad so sad, special snowflakes. You have just again been re- introduced to your worst nightmare. The blowtorch of reality, President Donald J. Trump.