By The Blaze. President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that he would be nominating Bret Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, likely changing the character of the highest court for generations to come. . .
Brett Kavanaugh is 53 years old, worked in the solicitor general’s office in the George HW Bush administration, and was a clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. He also worked under Kenneth Starr and helped draft the impeachment against former President Bill Clinton. . .
Kavanaugh currently sits on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and was appointed to that court by President George W. Bush in 2006. The nomination was approved by a vote of 57-36. . .
Trump had promised to choose Supreme Court nominations from a list comprised with the guidance of the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, both conservative think tanks.
Democrats have already indicated that they would oppose any nomination by the president. Critics have pointed to what they saw as unfair tactics by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in stalling on former President Obama’s nomination, Merrick Garland, until after the election.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 10, 2018
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Trump Taps Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
By NBC News. President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Trump made the announcement shortly after 9 p.m. ET at the White House, where he was joined by Kavanaugh and his family. NBC News broke the story shortly before the president made his choice public.
“What matters is not a judge’s personal views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require,” Trump said in the prime-time announcement from the East Room. “I am pleased to say I have found, without doubt, such a person.”
“It is my my honor to announce that I will nominate that I will nominate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump added.
Kavanaugh then emerged, along with his wife, Ashley, and two young daughters. (Read more from “Trump Taps Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court” HERE)