President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night.
Kavanaugh is a graduate of Yale Law School and a married father of two.
He has served on the D.C. Circuit Court for 12 years and worked with the now retiring Anthony Kennedy.
Kavanaugh said in his address to the public that he will keep an open mind and strive to serve and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
The decision will now go to Indiana Senators.
Confirmation meetings will start soon.
Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly was invited to the White House for the announcement but chose not to attend.
Donnelly said that he would rather wait to have private meetings with the nominee where he can carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Kavanaugh.
Republican Senator Todd Young also issued a statement that said Kavanaugh is a well-respected judge and that he looks forwards to conducting a thorough and objective review of the nominee.
President Trump said that Kavanaugh is the best man for the job.