Washington, DC – President Donald Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a primetime address, President Trump announced his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Justice Kennedy was first appointed by President Ronald Reagan and was often a swing vote on the court.
Kavanaugh is the favorite of the conservative legal establishment. With elite academic credentials, he’s been immersed in constitutional law and is considered an intellectual force. But before becoming a judge, he also worked for Independent Counsel Ken Starr and served in the George W. Bush White House. He said that experience made him more independent on the bench.