President Trump Chooses Brett Michael Kavanaugh For His Second Supreme Court Nominee
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is now in and Democrats are as displeased as expected.
Brett Michael Kavanaugh, a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been chosen as Trump’s nominee. Earlier in the day, Kavanaugh was seen leaving the White House in an armored car flanked by Secret Service agents, leading many to speculate Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Throughout legal circles, he is considered a judge’s judge,” said President Trump of Kavanaugh
Trump spoke of Kavanaugh’s illustrious ivy league education and even his prowess for coaching.
“He deserves a swift confirmation,” said Trump.
Kavanaugh is a Republican (unsurprisingly) who served as Staff Secretary under George W. Bush’s administration in the Executive Branch. He was nominated to the position by President Bush on July 25, 2003.
“The framers established that the Constitution is designed to secure the blessings of liberty. Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty.” Kavanaugh stated during his acceptance speech with his wife and two daughters at his side.
In an odd turn of events, current Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan, hired Kavanaugh for his teaching role at Harvard. Being that Kagan is considered liberal, that’s more than likely to serve as additional canon fodder by conservatives supporting Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Democrats are “outraged” over the matter, however, Kavanaugh’s historical stances on Roe V. Wade runs in unison with the Democrat’s ambition to uphold the ruling. Although Kavanaugh has ruled unfavorably for some abortion issues, he’s been noted as saying that Roe V. Wade is binding under stare decisis. In 2006, Kavanaugh stated that he “would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully” and that the issue has “been decided by the Supreme Court.”
In 2011, Kavanaugh dissented on D.C. Circuit Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Make no mistake about it, Democrats were protesting the SCOTUS nomination when it was only a blank line, it is unlikely that Kavanaugh’s unlikely vote to overturn Roe V. Wade case will serve to placate the outrage that’s been building online ever since Justice Kennedy announced his retirement.
Moments ago, a shouting match at a “stop Kavanaugh” protest at the Supreme Court steps ensued between protesters.
Democrats were already organizing campaigns, along with ads in Democratic territories where they feel the most susceptible to a confirmation vote in favor of Kavanaugh.
— President Ponderings (@PrezPonderings) July 10, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh regularly rejects employee rights to employer-provided health care. Any #SCOTUS nominee must be fair, independent and committed to protecting the rights, freedoms and legal safeguards that protect every one of us. We reject him. #SCOTUSpick https://t.co/vVEBk24Oov
— Peter Trachtenberg (@tshakti) July 10, 2018
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Author: Jim Satney
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