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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Kavanaugh’s nomination praised as a win for religious liberty, pro-life

July 10, 2018
In The News

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court has drawn praise from Louisiana’s delegation to Congress and pro-life and religious liberty advocates.

Trump announced Monday evening, July 9, Judge Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July. Kennedy has long been viewed as the swing vote on the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, 53, was selected by Trump among 25 nominees. According to his website, Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the D.C. Circuit since 2006. He also worked in the White House counsel’s office under President George W. Bush and was a clerk to Justice Kennedy.

Rep. Ralph Abraham, a member of Alto Baptist Church, believes he will be an outstanding justice if confirmed.

“If he can deal with rigors of coaching youth athletes, I feel confident he can handle anything the Supreme Court can throw at him,” he said in an e-mailed statement.

“President Trump really did his homework on this one and picked a winner,” Abraham added. “Judge Kavanaugh is a constitutional purist with deep moral and ethical roots. I look forward to a swift confirmation by the Senate.”

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