Trump Names Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

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 nominee, a District of Columbia appeals court judge, is a former adviser to ex-President George W. Bush, reports the BBC and CNN.

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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