Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump's selection for the justice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.The Washington Post reports Justice Kavanaugh, is a former Kennedy clerk who most recently served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit.
Mr. Kavanaugh is widely considered to lean conservative, though support among the right wing is far from unanimous. Some conservatives and Republicans have criticized him for his decision regarding Obamacare.
Some Democrats in the meantime are adopting a wait-and-see posture regarding whether they intend to vote or support him for confirmation.
North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, in an interview on KFGO/Fargo seemed hesitant to commit on how she'd vote.
“In keeping with President Reagan’s legacy, I do not ask about a nominee’s personal opinions,” the president said in the announcement. “What matters is not a judge’s political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require.
"I am pleased to say that I have found, without doubt, such a person.”