Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words

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Trump announced at 9:00 p.m. ET that he had chosen Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"President Trump said he was going to put somebody on the court who was going to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal and take away preexisting conditions and that's what he's got", Sen.

"He is a brilliant jurist, with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time", Trump said in his prime-time televised White House announcement.

Pence, who is also president of the Senate, called Kavanaugh a "good man" and "quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States". "Thanks to decades of high-level experience and close observation, Kavanaugh also understands the intricacies of the executive and legislative branches".

"What matters is not a judge's political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and constitution require", Trump said in a speech unveiling Kavanaugh as his nominee.

"He is a terrific judge", said Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law. "I am pleased to say that I have found, without doubt, such a person". He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006.

President Donald Trump made his final decision to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday night. Corker took a harder line.

While conservatives have so far chose to focus on Democratic senators, liberals have crafted a divided strategy for pressuring both Democrats and Republicans.

In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation.

Some Republican senators had favored other options.

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups quickly lined up in opposition. He added, "The country wants the President to be "one of us" who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share".

Hours before Trump was to name his nominee, the White House announced Monday that Kyl would serve as the potential justice's "sherpa" - a guide throughout the process.

All three Democrats have touted their ability to work with Trump. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota.

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The Judiciary Committee need not approve the nomination for it to advance. The president briefed Senate Republicans at the White House Monday evening shortly before making the public announcement.

And so did the Senate's other two most endangered Democrats, Sens. "Are you ready to defend Roe vs. Wade?".

He is likely to be more socially conservative than his predecessor Kennedy on a range of social issues.

"I look forward to the process in the Senate, getting to know Judge Kavanaugh and his family better in coming months, and, hopefully, voting to confirm him to the Supreme Court in the fall", Sen. "He is humble, collegial and cares deeply about the federal courts".

That service led to top posts in President Bush's White House as a lawyer and as staff secretary, the clearinghouse official who handles virtually every important document the president touches. "The mood here tonight is very volatile", she wrote on Twitter.

In essence, Kavanaugh argued that he could not rule on the case because the Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 did not allow judges to rule on the legality of a tax before it was imposed. As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat.

While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight.

Former New Hampshire Sen.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT and a member of the Judiciary Committee, said his colleagues should press Kavanaugh to commit to recusing himself from cases involving Mueller's investigation. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. Not long after Schumer spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the "far left" of engaging in "scare tactics" over the nominee.

Elected officials in NY, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Sen.

Pro-choice protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday.

But there may be more to Trump's choice than just support for Kavanaugh's alleged judicial independence.

"I'm deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on The Supreme Court", Brett said.

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