“My judicial philosophy is straightforward—a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law.”
President Donald Trump stood in the East Room of the White House Monday night with his eagerly anticipated pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Breitbart reports.
“For more than four decades, Justice Kennedy served our country with incredible passion and devotion,” Trump said, thanking the retiring Justice for his service. He then introduced Maureen Scalia, the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s widow, and Edwin Meese, Ronald Reagan’s attorney general who played a major role in shaping President Reagan’s judicial nominations.
“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. I am pleased to say that I have found, without doubt, such a person.
Tonight it is my honor and privilege to announce that I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.” ~ President Trump
Kavanaugh will now face Senate confirmation for a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court.
“President Trump has made a bold move by tapping Judge Kavanaugh to serve on our nation’s highest court, Constitutional conservatives have been hoping and praying for this day for more than 30 years.” ~ Ken Blackwell NRA Board of Director’s
- For more than 50 pages, he invokes a historically driven understanding of the meaning of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms to explain why he would have overturned Washington, D.C.’s government gun registry and near-complete ban on semi-automatic firearms.
- protect religious freedom of employers who did not comply with Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
- vigorously applied the Constitution to rein in the regulatory state
- Kavanaugh’s consistent rulings on immigration
- American immigration laws exist to protect American workers
“An illegal immigrant worker is not a lawful ’employee’ in the United States,” ~ Kavanaugh
“Judge Kavanaugh is the only candidate with a demonstrated legal understanding of the political issues that inspired millions of forgotten Americans to come out to the polls and vote for Donald Trump. Judge Kavanaugh is the America First choice.” ~ Loyola University Maryland political science professor Jesse Merriam
Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic and a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School, the Washington, D.C. area’s storied all-boys Catholic high school, from which Trump’s first Supreme Court pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch, graduated two years later. Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley married in 2004 and have two daughters.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.