TRUMP NOMINATES KAVENAUGH TO THE SCOTUS …
Last night President Donald Trump nominated judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace the out-going Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh was a federal appeals court judge in Washington and by all accounts widely respected in legal circles. As stated at NR, Judge Kavanaugh, 53 years old, has compiled an outstanding record during his twelve years on the federal court of appeals in DC . President Trump praised his nominee as a judge with “impeccable credentials” and said he is “considered a judge’s judge.” Now comes the brutal confirmation process from the LEFT. Democrats, the MSM and the LEFT would not have been happy with any SCOTUS pick from Trump. As it was, they were protesting the SCOTUS pick before they even knew who it was.
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.
Trump praised his nominee as a judge with “impeccable credentials” and said he is “considered a judge’s judge.”
Judge Kavanaugh has been selected to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he clerked — along with Neil Gorsuch — 25 years ago. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Kavanaugh has dedicated his career to public service. He worked for several years in the Office of Independent Counsel under Ken Starr and then for five years in the White House of President George W. Bush, first in the White House counsel’s office and then in the role of staff secretary. During an interlude in private practice, he headed the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group and wrote two pro bono Supreme Court amicus briefs in support of the cause of religious liberty.
Kavanaugh is a lector at his Catholic parish, where he also coaches his daughters’ CYO basketball teams. He also volunteers with Catholic charities and teaches and mentors in local schools. He is as fit off the court as he is on it: The former captain of his high-school basketball team runs regularly and has won his court’s annual 5-K five times.
Now that President Trump has nominated a second justice to the Supreme Court, the LEFT will be whipped up into a lather even more than before. No justice that Trump would have nominated is okay to the LEFT because it was not Hillary Clinton who did so. As a shudder to even contemplate such an act. But as Barack Obama reminded Republicans when he was elected, “elections have consequences.” .