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Four red-state Democrats refused President Donald Trump's invitation to attend his Supreme Court nominee announcement Monday night at the White House, according to their offices. Kennedy, for a long time the "swing" justice on the Supreme Court, kept the landmark pro-choice decision Roe v. Wade from being completely dismantled. "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. "Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to [the] promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court", said Senator Kamala Harris of California, a member of the Judiciary Committee. As recently as a year ago, he disregarded Supreme Court precedent and opposed the health care rights of a vulnerable young woman. He also commended Kavanaugh saying he has "impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law". While I do not have a vote in the confirmation process, I would like to offer my congratulations on the President's pick as Judge Kavanaugh is the type of jurist he promised to appoint.

Kavanaugh, who Illinois Democratic Sen.

Kavanaugh, 53, is now a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals that has always been considered the second most powerful court in the country and a pool of reserves for justices to the Supreme Court.

He fought on the legal team urging Florida not to have a recount in the 2000 presidential election between Bush and Al Gore, Clinton's vice president.

"Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didn't believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution", Levin tweeted.

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Trump announced his pick fewer than two weeks after Kennedy said he would end his 30-year career on the bench. Of the court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come. Judge Kavanaugh is not just brilliant but also extremely likable, and he will perform superbly at his hearings (even better than Justice Gorsuch, I predict).

The White House has tapped former Republican Sen.

Despite objections from democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he plans to have the Senate vote this fall on Trump's nominee.

"Former Senator Jon Kyl has agreed to serve as the Sherpa for the President's nominee to the Supreme Court", White House Spokesman Raj Shah said.

Last week, Trump said that his greatest responsibility is to select a Justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.