Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh immensely qualified for SCOTUS
On Monday of this week, I had the honor of seeing President Trump nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for almost twelve years.
Kavanaugh is immensely qualified for the high court. He served as a Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Kennedy after attending Yale University and Yale Law School. Kavanaugh also worked in the Bush White House.
The more conservative Republicans may not be thrilled with the selection. However, it is important to understand that Kavanaugh is a constitutionalist and will uphold the rule of law.
Moderate Republicans are big fans of Kavanaugh’s because he has described Roe v. Wade as ‘binding precedent’ and his decisions don’t seem affected by any political ideology.
That position on Roe and the fact that Kavanaugh has been noncommittal on Obamacare’s individual mandate provisions put a lot pressure on Democrat Senators in Conservative states such as Senators Manchin from West Virginia, Heitkamp from North Dakota and Donnelly from Indiana to vote for Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Here's the Bottom Line: Kavanaugh was the least controversial nominee from the president's list of potential justices.
He is easily the most confirmable candidate for the open seat.
I imagine we’ll see most of the Democrats in Republican – leaning states who are up for re-election in November vote for Kavanaugh in the end so as to keep their chances to be re-elected alive.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.