President Trump has announced his latest nomination for the Supreme Court of the United States. His name is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and as one might expect in our divided times, the reaction was heated.
In front of a nationally televised audience Monday night from the East Room of the White House, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Reaction is pouring in on both sides of the aisle:
Remember what an incredibly qualified, decent, brilliant and honorable man you are seeing right now with #kavanaugh –
when shameless democrat Senators and the media try to defame him in every conceivable way
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 10, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding choice for the Supreme Court. He has a strong record, and the Senate should confirm him without delay.https://t.co/H483yHQPTH
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) July 10, 2018
Fun Fact that makes me very happy! Judge Kavanaugh has defended country of origin labeling on our beef products-supporting the American cattlemen and American beef!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 10, 2018
Excellent choice for SCOTUS. Judge Kavanaugh will be a strong defender of the Constitution.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 10, 2018
Naturally, those on the left weren’t so thrilled. David French wrote about an email he received from an activist organization:
Got my first activist email opposing Kavanaugh, from Democracy for America. Spot the find/replace problem:
SCOTUS: DFA will fight Kavanaugh, says she "represents a generational assault on justice, freedom, core democratic values"
— David French (@DavidAFrench) July 10, 2018
Kamala Harris zeroed in on equality:
Whether or not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of the words "Equal Justice Under Law," is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court. Brett Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to that promise of equality. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) July 10, 2018
An interesting profile picture choice from ABC News:
— ABC News (@ABC) July 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 10, 2018
The nomination of Kavanaugh is a serious and immediate threat to civil rights,women’s rights, labor rights and LGBTQ rights. No confirmation
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 10, 2018
Voters should be heard before Kavanaugh. #NoSCOTUSvote
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 10, 2018
I'm on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court speaking out against Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court Judge. We need a Justice who will protect the rights of all Americans. Make no mistake—Judge Kavanaugh is not that Justice. https://t.co/AQLRvIcded
— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) July 10, 2018
Many on the left clearly want to fight this nomination, but it will be difficult to stop the nomination process.
Here’s more information from CBN News:
Kavanaugh, 53, currently serves as a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been on the DC Circuit court since 2006.
He is a longtime judge and former clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Some conservatives have questioned his commitment to social issues like abortion.
Kavanaugh served under President George W. Bush, which is partly why some have labeled him as more of an establishment choice. Plus, he is a former law clerk to Kennedy, who switched sides quite a bit during his time on the Supreme Court.
Check out live coverage of the nomination from CBN:
WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announces his nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring after serving 30 years on the United States Supreme Court. Faith Nation provides live analysis of this historic appointment, which could shift the balance of power on the high court to a conservative majority. FOLLOW Faith Nation The Brody File Jenna Browder Jennifer Wishon and Ben Kennedy
Posted by CBN News on Monday, July 9, 2018
For still more background on the nominee, click HERE.