President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh is a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge who went to Yale and Yale Law. He clerked for two federal appellate judges, including Alex Kozinski, and worked in the solicitor general’s office in the George H.W. Bush administration. Kavanaugh then clerked for Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Senator John Cornyn says Democrats in Congress have shown opposition for the pool of nominees the president had to pick from. However, he says senators will meet with Kavanaugh, examine his qualifications and vote in a timely manner to confirm Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy’s successor.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott commented on the nominee on his Twitter: