Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, AP reports

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, AP reports

Federal Appeals Court judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by Pres. Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Ct. Stream it here at 9 p.m. Eastern. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court.

"I do, but I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court", he told CNN, alarming pro-choice advocates who said Kavanaugh was picked to curtail abortion rights.

However, Democrats are expected to fight against the confirmation since Kennedy's departure serves as the loss of a deciding swing vote on many progressive issues.

Casey said he opposes the process by which Trump is picking his judges, which he described as choosing from a list of 25 nominees prepared by conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.

Schumer says if Kavanaugh is confirmed, "women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court". "I was not elected to genuflect to the hard Right, who are funded by corporate America". Kavanaugh also worked in the White House during George W. Bush's presidency.

By Monday Barrett, at 46 the youngest and the only woman of the four, was being widely discounted due to her relative inexperience and her strong views as a social and religious conservative. He also has a compelling personal story: He went to the University of Notre Dame as the first person in his family to go to college.

Trump published a similar list during the 2016 campaign, and it was widely credited with helping him win the votes of social conservatives who otherwise might have been skeptical of a thrice-married billionaire from NY.

"Mr. President, I am grateful to you and I'm humbled by your confidence in me", Kavanaugh said Monday night. Trump's sister, a retired federal judge, served with Hardiman on the 3rd Circuit and reportedly recommended him for the job. Kavanaugh actually co-authored Starr's report, which eventually led to Clinton's impeachment, according to The New York Times.

Democrats have already seized on the documents to make new demands, hoping to disclose controversies that could add new complications to Kavanaugh's prospects in the narrowly divided Senate. "I haven't even met 'em", she said, picking up her pace as she walked through the Capitol's basement to escape a growing throng of reporters.

"The objective of the letter is to talk about Brett as a person", Bidwill said, according to a report on the Cardinals' website.

"If Roe v Wade were to be overturned by a court that included Justice Kavanaugh, that would probably have very little impact in a state like IL", he said. The president has spent the days leading up to his announcement discussing the pros and cons of various contenders with aides and allies. Instead, he chose a nominee whose ideology would shift the Court's majority, thereby threatening fundamental rights and failing to check executive power.

A GOP official said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had suggested Kyl for the task. We could see hearings as soon as next month. "This is an opportunity for Senators to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect, and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command", McConnell said in a statement.