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Trump replaces high court's swing vote with conservative

 


By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MARK SHERMAN

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was with Trump when he made the announcement, said Monday in a statement that confirming a Supreme Court justice is one of the most consequential votes he will take as a senator.

“Brett Kavanaugh has an impressive ba...



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