Brett Kavanaugh Appointed by Trump to US Supreme Court
Supreme Court Nominee to Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the way to Airport
July 9, 2018
Appearing with his wife and two beautiful redheaded daughters, Brett Kavanaugh Monday night accepted Donald Trump's nomination to #SCOTUS.
Brett Michael Kavanaugh, 53 currently serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was White House Staff Secretary during the Presidency of George W. Bush.
A protégé of Ken Starr, Kavanaugh played a lead role in drafting the Starr Report, which urged the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Kavanaugh led the investigation into the suicide of Clinton aide Vince Foster. After the 2000 U.S. presidential election, in which Kavanaugh worked for the George W. Bush campaign in the Florida recount, Kavanaugh joined Bush's staff, where he led the Administration's effort to identify and confirm judicial nominees.
Kavanaugh was nominated to the D.C. Appeals Court by Bush in 2003. His confirmation hearings were contentious and stalled for three years over charges of partisanship. Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed in May 2006 after a series of negotiations between Democratic and Republican senators.
Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018, to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, following the vacancy created by the pending retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.