Washington, D.C.: Tonight, President Donald Trump nominated D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. This decision came after days of speculation and buzz around the list of finalists.
“Judge Kavanaugh has a long history of conservative, constitutionalist opinions from the bench,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “In 12 years on the bench with hundreds of decisions, he has expressed very strongly that the judiciary is to be restrained - reading and interpreting the laws and Constitution as written. He has frequently spoken against the overreach of supremacists judges finding ‘new rights’ in the Constitution and writing new laws from the bench.
“From all we know, Brett Kavanaugh will make an excellent justice on the Supreme Court. This choice is certainly another fulfillment of Trump’s promise to nominate judges in the mold of Scalia. In 2016, on the day she endorsed him, candidate Donald Trump promised Phyllis Schlafly that he would defend the conservative platform of the GOP and would nominate constitutionalist judges across the board. We are confident that this pick meets that promise and are excited for the Senate to move quickly on his confirmation.”