Washington: United States President Donald Trump nominated appeal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh will replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump, in a televised remark from the East Room of the White House, praised Kavanaugh’s “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law,” as reported.
He further said that no one in America is more qualified and deserving for the position than Kavanaugh. Four finalists were drawn from a list of 25 names, vetted by conservative groups.
The other three were Kavanaugh’s fellow appeals court judges- Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge.
The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was elevated to the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia by then President George W. Bush in 2003.