By Katie Pavlich |Townhall
Speaking from the East Room of the White House Monday night, President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"Other than matters of war and peace, this is the most important decision a president can make," Trump said, speaking directly to the American people in a prime time address. "The rule of law is our proud, American heritage."
"In keeping with President Reagan's legacy, I do not ask about a nominee's personal opinions. 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," he continued.
Kavanaugh, 53-years-old, sits on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He graduated from Yale Law School and served as a clerk for Justice Kennedy in 1993. He served in the Bush administration from 2001 to 2006 and was at the White House on September 11.
"The framers established that the constitution is designed to secure the blessings of liberty. Justice Kennedy dedicated his career to secure liberty. I am deeply honored to fill his seat on the Supreme Court," Kavanaugh said. "I revere the Constitution."
Kavanaugh credited his mother, who sat in the audience, as his inspiration for pursuing a career in law. He has two daughters and coaches their basketball teams. He serves meals to the homeless at his church and has run the Boston Marathon twice.
"I thank God everyday for my family," Kavanaugh said.
During his remarks, President Trump touted his previous Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, who replaced the late-Justice Antonin Scalia last year. Scalia's wife, Maureen, was in the audience. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh clerked together.
Kavanaugh will begin meeting with members of the Senate tomorrow. Former Senator Jon Kyl and Vice President Mike Pence will guide him through the confirmation process.
"The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by an historic degree of transparency, including the President’s public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court," the White House Press Office released in a statement.
Judge Kavanaugh is as American as Apple Pie
By Marina Medvin |Townhall
D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Brett Kavanaugh is a solid Conservative choice, another campaign promise upheld by Trump. Kavanaugh believes in individual liberty, preserving the Constitution and the American rule of law. He has pledged to keep an open mind in every case but to adhere to precedent, statutory language, and the Constitution. A judge must not make the law, Kavanaugh preaches.
Kavanaugh comes from a working family. He watched his motherwork her way up in life. She started out as a teacher in D.C. public schools, supported herself through law school, became a prosecutor, and then a trial judge. "The president introduced me tonight as Judge Kavanaugh. But to me, that title will always belong to my mom," he proudly declared. The 53-year-old humbly looked up to his mother even as he stood at the podium accepting his nomination to the Supreme Court.
“My mom was a teacher. In the 1960s and ‘70s, she taught history at two largely African American public high schools in Washington DC… Her example taught me the importance of equality for all Americans."
His father also worked his way through law school. His father instilled in Brett Kavanaugh the love of sports and the love of life.
Kavanaugh has grown up to coach his daughter's soccer team and gleamed with pride while announcing his eldest daughter's team win. He also praised his older daughter for liking sports and liking to read, while playfully commending his youngest daughter for loving sports and loving to talk. He adoringly thanked his wife. Kavanaugh is an undeniable family man.
Kavanaugh is also a practicing Catholic. 40 years ago he was an Altar boy, while these days he serves the Church by volunteering with the clergy to serve meals to the hungry.
He graduated from Yale Law School. Kavanaugh then clerked for Justice Kennedy, together with Neil Gorsuch. He was then hired by liberal Justice Kagan to teach at Harvard law school. Kavanaugh was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bush. His background has prepared him precisely for the job of Supreme Court Justice.
Everyone who has known him or worked with Kavanaugh has given him a glowing endorsement. He is being described as "truly good," hardworking, "honest," "the real deal, "a textualist, "a Constitutionalist." Trump even made President Bush happy with Kavanaugh's nomination, who sent a note commending Trump on the wise decision.
He is an honest man, a proud American. He reveres the Constitution and he is dedicated to public service. Judge Kavanaugh is as American as apple pie.
Brett Kavanaugh was a great lawyer, he was a great judge, and he will be a great justice.
WHOOPS! Women’s March was TOO eager to release a statement blasting Trump’s ‘XX’-rated SCOTUS nominee
Posted at 12:28 am on July 10, 2018 by Doug P.| Twitchy
At this point everybody’s aware that liberals were going to slam President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee no matter who it was, but the Women’s March organizers were apparently too distracted to bother to update their pre-written press release to reflect the name of Trump’s choice: