On July 9, 2018, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving,” President Trump said during his announcement.
“The Rule of Law is our nation’s proud heritage. It is the cornerstone of our freedom. It is what guarantees equal justice,” the President added.
On Saturday, by a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate upheld that principle and confirmed Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the High Court. Tonight, President Trump will address the nation at a swearing-in ceremony from the East Room of the White House.
Throughout his exemplary career, Judge Kavanaugh has let the Constitution guide his decisions. Tonight, with the disgraceful partisan politics of the past three months behind us, America is getting a Justice who understands that the role of a judge is to faithfully interpret the law as written—not to legislate from the bench.