President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
In front of a nationally televised audience Monday night, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Trump introduced Kavanaugh as “a judge’s judge” and cited his “proven commitment to equal justice under the law.”
It is Trump’s second nominee to the high court since he took office in January 2017.
Kavanaugh, 53, currently serves as a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a longtime judge and former clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Some conservatives have questioned his commitment to social issues like abortion.