Newt Gingrich wrote a piece for Fox News explaining what the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh means for the Republican party. Along with those thoughts, Gingrich stated that one of the primary needs Trump fulfilled with this selection was the need to have judges that remain true to the constitution, Kavanaugh is that judge.
Here is President Trump’s nomination speech:
Inside of this nomination speech, Trump lays out some important qualities that Kavanaugh possesses as a judge:
Judge Kavanaugh has devoted his life to public service. For the last 12 years, he has served as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with great distinction, authoring opinions which have been widely admired for their skill, insight and rigorous adherence to the law. Among those opinions are more than a dozen that the Supreme Court has adopted as the law of the land. Beyond his great renown as a judge, he is active in his community. He coaches CYO basketball, serves meals to needy families, and having learned from his mom who is a schoolteacher in D.C., tutors children at local elementary schools.
There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving. I want to thank the senators on both sides of the aisle, Republican and Democrat, for their consultation and advice during the selection process. This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support. The rule of law is our nation’s proud heritage. It is the cornerstone of our freedom. It is what guarantees equal justice, and the Senate now has the chance to protect this glorious heritage by sending Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
Gingrich continues to list reasons that the appointment of Kavanaugh is a work of genius by president Trump:
So, once again, President Trump has named an excellent candidate to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. With this nomination, the president is continuing to make good on a promise he made early in his presidency – that “a big percentage of the court will be changed by this administration over a very short period of time.”
Not only is the president nominating judges at a fast clip, he is tending to nominate judges who are relatively young. Kavanaugh is only 53. If he serves until he is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s age, he will be on the nation’s highest court until 2050.
This is the Trump plan to strategically shift the judiciary toward constitutionalism. Since these appointments are for life, President Trump’s influence on the federal court system will last decades beyond his time in office.
Kavanaugh is one of the most likable judges to ever be nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice. Without one bad mark on his record, Kavanaugh is poised to be a strong justice for years to come.