"I am pleased to say I have found without doubt such a person", Trump said as he announced Kavanaugh's nomination at the White House Monday evening.
By contrast, Senate Republicans were in the majority in 2016, when McConnell and his GOP colleagues blocked President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, for more than nine months, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Kavanaugh, 53, had always been mentioned in Washington chatter as a potential high court choice by a Republican president because of his educational background, intellectual firepower and an unyielding commitment to a legal approach championed by conservative Supreme Court justices such as Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before returning to Washington from a weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey, where he deliberated his decision amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. He was in the running past year for the Supreme Court seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. CBS News reported that Judge Thomas Hardiman, who was the runner-up to Neil Gorsuch, was also a finalist. Besides McGahn, he has the support of some Republicans who admire his record as a lawyer working with independent counsel Ken Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton and later in the George W. Bush White House as well as his conservative record as a judge.
The Senate must confirm Trump's nominee, who will be backed campaign-style by the White House and conservative legal organizations. He has the Ivy League credentials Trump desires, but has also been a controversial judge.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime".
The president has spent the days leading up to the decision mulling the pros and cons of the various options with aides and allies. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line.
Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the nation's second most powerful court.
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Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the majority leader, has tried to warn the president through gentle nudging that Hardiman and Kethledge would be the safest choices for confirmation.
Trump has reportedly narrowed the pool of candidates to four federal appeals court judges.
The White House has assembled a team to handle communications, strategy and messaging coordination to defend and push the nomination through on Capitol Hill.
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner released the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that he will be nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh once served as a Supreme Court clerk under Kennedy. An official said Thursday that Trump had completed his scheduled interviews for potential nominees.
Liberals also fear that a new conservative justice will help overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which protects a woman's right to an abortion.
"As I have said, part of my job as Senator includes thoroughly considering judicial nominations, including to the Supreme Court".
Schumer and other Democratic senators have blasted Trump for having chosen Kavanaugh from a list pre-approved by rightwing outside groups, including the conservative Federalist Society.
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"We want desperately to get to the final and go on and win because if it doesn't happen it will forever be a disappointment". Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Chadli, Dembele, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Eden Hazard.
It's hard to imagine him playing with another team, since Ronaldo has pretty much become synonymous with Real Madrid . Ronaldo, 33, joined Real from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80million.
Two of them have been taken by ambulance to hospital while another two were airlifted, but none of them were stretchered out. The soccer team and coach became stranded when they went exploring inside the cave after a practice back on June 23rd.
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But Democrats had begun filibustering a number of Bush's judicial nominees, which Republicans saw as an affront to their agenda. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an appellate judge from Maryland who has ruled against Obamacare and abortion rights in the past.
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France v Belgium 10 July 2018
France are favourites due to their mix of youth and experience allied to tournament nous after they reached the Euro 2016 final. Pogba has looked impressive alongside Kante in France's midfield, while Lukaku has scored four goals in the tournament.
William Dunlop to be buried next to his dad Robert
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Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium
Beyond the geographical and linguistic ties, many of these players also know each other intimately from the Premier League . With the starting XI more or less picking itself, the only dilemma in Deschamps' mind would be the left midfield position.
Buffon: I still have a lot to offer
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Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure
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