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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump today announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to the nation's highest court.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
“For a second time, President Trump has followed through on his promise to select a nominee from the list he presented during the campaign. President Trump promised a constitutionalist – someone who will call balls and strikes according to the Constitution. We trust the president that Judge Kavanaugh will fit this mold as a justice. Judge Kavanaugh has a long and praiseworthy history of judging as an originalist, and we look forward to having a justice with his philosophical approach on the Court.
“From the day Justice Kennedy retired, the Left has sought to make this vacancy all about abortion – even though many other significant issues are at stake including religious freedom and free speech. Under the Obama administration, we saw a growing assault on religious freedom and the courts became a battleground for secularists seeking to remove faith from the public square. Judge Kavanaugh resisted this trend in at least two instances --- an HHS contraceptive mandate case and in an opinion supporting inauguration prayers.
“We are committed to working with President Trump and senators to help move the grassroots to gain the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh,” concluded Perkins.