Trump Names Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court
President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle.
In a primetime announcement at the White House, Trump praised his pick as a "brilliant jurist."
The decision has far-reaching implications for America on everything from abortion to guns to immigration.
This is Trump's second Supreme Court appointment, potentially allowing him to shape the US for a generation.
The president said: "Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law."
According to CNN, "the President put on a show for the cameras, materializing before a national TV audience Monday night at the White House to end a selection process he had spooled out for nearly two weeks."
CNN's story adds, "He was there, as promised, to entrust his presidential legacy and the hopes of conservatives everywhere to a nominee who would emerge from obscurity to inherit the considerable power to redraw the ideological balance of the Supreme Court for a generation."
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