"There is no one in America who is more qualified for this position and no one who is more deserving", Trump said of his nominee". Kavanaugh is a member of the conservative legal group and was on a list of potential nominees that it helped compile for Trump.
He joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006.
Brian Fallon, a former aide to Attorney General Eric Holder under Obama, said the fight to defeat Kavanaugh's nomination was on.
While there will no doubt be cases where the future Justice Kavanaugh and Cato do not see eye-to-eye, I hope that he will not flinch in those super-hard cases where Chief Justice Roberts may be inclined to bend over backwards to uphold a law or split the baby by rewriting it.
McConnell reportedly spoke often to Trump and White House general counsel Don McGahn throughout the selection process and was anxious about the vast number of documents Kavanaugh had amassed during his 12 years on the D.C. appeals court could prove problematic.
University of Minnesota Professor Timothy R. Johnson, who has published books on the Supreme Court, weighed in on the major announcement.
On Monday, Trump phoned Justice Anthony Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat. The president briefed Senate Republicans at the White House Monday evening shortly before making the public announcement.
Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year.
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On the contrary, Santorum said the base was "turned off" by Kavanaugh, a D.C. insider who was part of President George W. Bush's legal team. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.
With Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trump's choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to November's midterm elections.
Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, so they can approve Trump's nominee without any Democratic support as long as they don't lose more than one vote. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.
"Just two days ago, McConnell was privately expressing concern about the Senate's ability to confirm Kavanaugh".
Some Republican senators had favored other options.
The opposition included Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who took to Twitter immediately after Trump's announcement. But Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin all say they won't attend.
Bream mentioned the protests during an interview with Nebraska Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade. Anti-choice right-wingers have also noted that he appears less likely than other top contenders to drastically curtail abortion rights.
Kennedy is a conservative who often served as a swing vote, and activists on both side of the abortion debate have been discussing whether his successor might help overturn Roe v. Wade.
It also informed many of his rulings on executive power, where he largely has backed the president's authority to hire and fire officials at government agencies and offered his support to the White House and military commission process amid challenges from detainees.