"Kavanaugh has proven to be a staunch conservative who has relied on originalism and textualism while serving on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit".
By keeping Scalia's seat open, McConnell gave Trump a head start in putting his own stamp on the high court, and the president acknowledged as much when Gorsuch was sworn in past year.
"Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an very bad lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeal", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said red-state Democrats might be tempted to vote for Trump's nominee because the midterm elections are coming up-but they should prioritize stopping his nomination to the Supreme Court.
"The Constitution is created to secure the blessings of liberty", he said.
"Another conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court who honors the original intent of the Constitution will have a positive impact on our country for decades".
"Following the president's announcement, I will carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh", Donnelly said. He also has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favoured limits on investigating the president.
"The Supreme Court is entrusted with the safeguard of the crown jewel of our republic, the Constitution of the United States", Trump said.
In October of past year, Kavanaugh was part of the D.C. Court of appeals that ultimately ruled on an immigrant girl's right to have an abortion while she was in US custody.
"I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have", Schumer's statement said, "and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same".
Had Republicans not obstinately blocked Obama's own supreme court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016, the choice of Kavanaugh would be less consequential.
Kavanaugh then worked for Independent Counsel Ken Starr and ended up helping draft a report recommending President Bill Clinton for impeachment.
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. The Judicial Crisis Network said Monday night it is launching "Confirm Kavanaugh" - a $1.4 million ad buy on national cable and digital platforms in Alabama as well as Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia.
Ms Collins has said she will not vote for any candidate who threatens abortion rights.
Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, says it's "extremely disappointing" that some Democrats have made clear they'll oppose the nominee even before the president announces his choice. Just as I described another name on the final list, Judge Raymond Kethledge, as "Gorsuch 2.0", I think it is accurate to describe Judge Kavanaugh as "Roberts 2.0". Such questions, should they need to be settled, will challenge the legitimacy of the Court as a guardian of the constitutional order.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would be be replacing his old boss; like Justice Gorsuch, Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Kennedy back in the day.
Meanwhile, liberal groups are already calling on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - to reject the nominee. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the conservative Susan B. Anthony List, told reporters on a press call that the nomination of a fifth conservative justice is the culmination of years of work getting Republicans elected to all branches of government.
But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said "I don't think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing". In response, May said she was a " little surprised " to receive his resignation after last Friday's cabinet agreement.
England are just two games away from World Cup glory and have seen their odds cut to beat Croatia on Wednesday. The defender is not ready for his World Cup dream to be over as he targets a first England final since 1966.
Worry not, Federer escaped and continued a roll through the tournament that has seen him play as close to his peak as ever. Thirteen Wimbledon championships between them and 49 grand slam titles overall, it was quite the historic training run.
La jeune femme est au meilleur de sa forme après l'annonce des fiancailles de son ex Justin Bieber avec Hailey Baldwin . La preuve, elle a été aperçue sur les côtes new-yorkaises profitant pleinement du soleil avec ses amis sur un bateau.
They've been through a lot. "But it doesn't feel too bad, so hopefully it'll be fine". "They're very unsafe on set-pieces". I've played with Luka (Modric ) and, for me, he is one of the best midfielders in the world by far.
J'ai toujours été un joueur qui a gagné le droit d'être titulaire. "C'est ça le sport et la compétition", assure Buffon . Son arrivée ne peut ainsi être que bénéfique, tant que le terrain, qu'à l'image d'un PSG souvent critiqué en France.
For the first four rescues on Sunday , two divers accompanied each boy, one from the side and one from behind. Two of the boys possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling", he said.
William, Kate's third child Prince Louis christened
Meghan was christened and confirmed in the oak-panelled Chapel Royal by the archbishop, who also married her and Harry in May. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose hymns O Jesus, I Have Promised and Lord of All Hopefulness for the ceremony.
Dunphy expects England-Belgium World Cup final
The Three Lions maybe have issues creating chances from open play, but they are also shutting oppositions' attacks. Meanwhile, five of England's goals have been headers, also tying the record for a single World Cup since 1966.