(KFVS/AP) - President Donald Trump has announced his pick for the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump nominated the influential conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The 53-year-old federal appellate judge has served in Washington D.C. for the past 12 years.
The four top contenders were believed to include federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring.
From the office of the White House Press Secretary:
Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued the following statement today following President Trump's Supreme Court nominee:
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy:
McCaskill has voted in support of more than two-thirds of President Trump's judicial nominations since he took office in January 2017.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) released this statement on Facebook:
Josh Hawley, Missouri Attorney General, member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and former Supreme Court Clerk, issued the following statement on President Trump naming Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the next Supreme Court nomination:
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:
U.S Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement: