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former fbi lisa page and set to testify on capitol hill. most touched most watched and most trusted. goodol night from washington. e. ♪ >> sean: this is a fox news alert and we are only moments away from one of the most important and consequential decisions and american history. president trump about to announce his pick to the u.s. supreme court. the ap moments ago reporting that it will be brett kavanaugh. we live full complete reaction to the president's nomination and analysis. shannon bream, jay sekulow, jay garrett and later we will have an opening monologue that we will tell you all about your president selections. joining us from the white house as our own john roberts. >> for the past hour or a little more, shannon bream and i have been leaning toward the
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kavanaugh. we expect to see the president, as well as judge and, soon to be, if the president gets his way, justice brett kavanaugh walking up. he is a veteran of the d.c. court of appeals. so many different justices of current and past from the d.c. circuit court of appeals. there are a lot of people who thought that this was maybe too much of an establishment toys, that maybe he should have gone with tony amy barrett, but nexe around if another justice steps down while the president is still sitting in the oval office, amy coney barrett would likely be his next choice. >> we are only ten seconds away, the president of the united states banking because big announcement. the ap reporting and fact that it is judge kavanaugh which have been removed most of last week. again, i would confirm -- if there is the president now headed to the podium and what is history in the making.
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this now his second supreme court nominee. here is the president. [applause] speak to my fellow americans, tonight i speak to you from the east room of the white house, regarding one of the most profound responsibilities of the president of the united states. and that is the selection of a supreme court justice. i have often heard that, other than matters of war and peace, this is the most important decision a president will make. the supreme court is interested with the safeguarding of the crown jewel of our republic, the
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constitution of the united states. 12 days ago, justice anthony kennedy informed me of his decision to take senior status on the supreme court, opening a new vacancy. for more than four decades, justice kennedy served our nation with incredible passion and devotion. i would like to thank justice kennedy for a lifetime of distinguished service. [applause] in a few moments i will announce my selection for justice kennedy's replacement. this is the second time i have been faced with this task. last year i nominated judge neil
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gorsuch to replace the late, great, justice antonin scalia. [applause] i chose justice gorsuch because i believed that he would be a faithful service of our constitution. we are honored to be joined tonight by justice antonin scalia's lovely wife, maureen. [applause] both justice kennedy and justice scalia were appointed by a president who understood that the best defense of our liberty and the judicial branch, immune from political prejudice, were
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judges that apply the constitution as written. that president happen to be ronald reagan. for this evening's announcement, we are joined by edwin meese. [applause] and i speak for everyone, thank you for everything you have done to protect our nations great legal heritage. in keeping with president reagan's legacy, i do not ask about a nominee's personal opinions, 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
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found without doubt such a person. tonight it is my honor and privilege to announce that i will nominate judge brett kavanaugh to the united states supreme court. [applause]
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>> president trump: i know the people in this room very well, they do not stand and give applause like that very often so they have some respect. and brett's wife ashley, and their two daughters, margaret and liza have joined us on the podium. thank you and congratulations to you as a family. [applause] judge kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law. a graduate of yale college and
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yale law school, judge cavanaugh currently teaches at harvard, yale and georgetown. throughout legal circles he is considered a judges judge, a true thought leader among his peers. he's a brilliant tourist with a clear and effective writing style universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds in our time. and just like justice gorsuch, he excelled as a clerk for justice kennedy. [applause] 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 offering opinions which have been widely admired for their skill, insight
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and rigorous adherence to the law. of those opinions, there 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 senator is on both sides of the aisle, republican or democrat, for their consultation and advice during the selection process. this incredibly qualified at nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support. the rule of law is our nation's
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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. and it now, judge, the podium is yours. [applause] >> judge kavanaugh: mr. president, thank you. throughout this process i have witnessed your vision for the
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vital role. know one has talked to people of more backgrounds to seek input about a supreme court nomination. mr. president, i am grateful to you and i am humbled by your confidence in me. 30 years ago, president reagan nominated anthony kennedy to the supreme court. the framers established that the constitution is designed to secure the blessings of liberty. justice kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty. i'm deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the supreme court. my applause my mom and dad are
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here. i am their only child. when people ask what it's like to be an only child, i say, it depends on who your parents are. [laughter] i was lucky. my mom was a teacher and in the 1960s and 70s she taught history at two largely african-american public high schools in washington, d.c. mckinley tech and hd woodson. for example taught me the importance of equality for all americans. my mom was a trailblazer. when i was ten, she went to law school and became a prosecutor. my introduction to law came at our dinner table when she practiced her closing arguments. her trademark line was, "use your common sense. what rings true, what rings
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false?" that's good advice for a tour, and for a son. one of the few women prosecutors at that time, she overcame barriers and became a trial judge. the president introduced me tonight as judge kavanaugh, but to me, that title will always belong to my mom. my dad went to law school at night while working full-time. he has an unparalleled work ethic and has passed down to me his passion for playing, and watching, sports. i love him dearly. the motto of my jesuit high school was, "men for others." i try to live that creed. i spent my time in the white house to the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. i have served with 17 other judges, each of them a colleague and a friend.
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my judicial philosophy is straightforward. a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. a judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the constitution as written. informed by history and tradition and precedent. for the past 11 years, i have taught hundreds of students, primarily at harvard law school. i teach that the constitution's separation of powers protects individual liberty. and i remain grateful to the dean who hired me, justice elena kagan. as a judge, i.e. higher for law clerks each year. i look for the best. my law clerks from diverse backgrounds. i am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women. i am part of the vibrant
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catholic community in the d.c. area. the members of that community disagree about things but we are united by a commitment to serve. father john and slayer is here, in 40 years ago i was an altar boy for father john. these days i help him serve meals to the homeless at catholic charities. i have two spirited counters, margaret and liza. margaret loves sports, and she loves to read. liza loves sports, and she loves to talk. [laughter] [laughter] tries for the past seven years, i have
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coached my daughter's basketball teams. the girls on the team team call me coach k. i am proud of our blessed sacrament team that just won the city championship. [applause] my daughters and i also go to lots of games. our favorite memory was going to the historic notre dame-uconn women's basketball game at this year's final four unforgettable. my wife is actually a west texa texan, graduate of abell cooper public high school and the university of texas. she is now the town manager of our community. we met in 2001 when we both worked in the white house. our first date was on september
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september 10th 2001. the next morning i was a few steps behind her as the secret service shouted out all of us to a sprint out the front gates of the white house, because there was an inbound plane. in the difficult weeks that followed, ashley was a source of strength for president bush, and for everyone in this building. through bad days and so many better days since then, she has been a great wife and inspiring mom. i think god every day for my family. [applause] tomorrow i began meeting with members of the senate which
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plays an essential role in this process. i will tell each senator that i revere the constitution. i believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. if confirmed by the senate, i will keep an open mind in every case. and i will always strive to preserve the constitution of the united states and of the american rule of law. thank you, mr. president. my applause [applause]
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>> sean: there you see that president trump has nominated brett kavanaugh now to the highest court in the land. we have lots of news, information and background on him that we will give you all my opening monologue is coming up in minute and so much more. but first we go outside to the subframe court where ourf own fox news ning -- anchor knows the supremesh court well and is outside. she had in?
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>> we have folks on all sides of every issue out here demonstrating enchanting and reacting to the pick of judge cavanaugh actually he was a clerk the newest justice they may serve on the bench together he sat on the federal bench 12 years now there will be a very long record to go through. his opinions and decisions and majority opinions. one area to watch that senator ran to paul because this judge has ruled that metadata collection does not support that he has to win 50 votes and make the rounds he ran the boston marathon twice so he knows about running the gauntlet. gauntlet. there is plenty object low -- objection that they would
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object to anyone so now we have the name it is brett cavanaugh. he has plenty of supporters and they say they are confident with his conservative credentialsn as he goes through the process. >> shannon bream thanks for being with us now, the white house news correspondent now we are getting some in something powerful would happen although i see shannon bream context at george mason law and he almost said the very same thing on the original is in separation of powers and i will read that
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later but what is the first reaction? >> for those in the room it is a reaction of welcoming a lot of people thought he was the perfect person for thehi job one of the most powerful circuit courts in the united statesir d.c. court of appeal so was john roberts as was leah and thomas and ginsburg and ward berger. they all come from the d.c. circuit. they all come from the d.c. maybe they thoughtg. family and the trumps don't get along but george w. bush sent out a note tonight on the nomination to say president trump has made an outstanding decision to nominate judge kavanaugh he has faithfully
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applied the constitution through his 12 years at the d.c.o circuit and a man of the highest integrity he will be a good justice to the supreme court of the united states. now they are on to the nomination process and that willou be bruising to make at this point veryru predictable john roberts thank you. right here on fox news chief national correspondent usually in the white house but at the edit clock hour you are trying to fill in on every hour. what he said about repairing the constitution let me read from a speech that he t gave that shows that judicial philosophy this comes down to original resume
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constitutionalism. the president said the constitution has written that judge kavanaugh said the same thing many times. it is very different from what the left wants. hillary clinton picked her nominee would be very different philosophy. >> they said that this president was transparent and honest in 2016 to say i want in originalist with a strict interpretation on the high court. he named them. and by the way packed together with 25 names these are the people i will nominate. it is no mystery and judge kavanaugh was on the list dnc put out a statement, judge kavanaugh should not be allowed anywhere near our nation's highest court. >> they would have been
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opposed to anybody nobody he would have selected. if they gave every american $5 million they would still oppose him. basically dick durbin said to , all red state democrat these people we want you to commit political suicide stop the nominee rather than worry about the midterm election. and trump carried the state by 41 points. now joe mansion is facing the voters inpo that state. i know who was mentioned and to run catholic charities he has a beautiful family and works to feed the homeless and by the way he noted he was
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hired to teach at harvard law school by justice kagan who was one of the most liberal justices we have ever seen. judge kavanaugh a strong catholicst faith feeding the homeless, hired by liberal justice kagan to teach harvard law but the left will still find ways to go after him. people nominate out of central casting. he did not like tillerson at first give me pompeo. but in this case he teaches at harvard and yale and central casting it will be hard to beat. the president has been telling people cavanaugh is 53 give her a few years on the bench he is next and they anticipate
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they have one or two more pics before he is done as t presiden. in the next six years. >> we will see if that is three more years. >> great job. sean: it is official the president has nominated brett cavanaugh to the supreme court the second time in 18 months to have the opportunity to send a judge to the highest court in only a lifetime position and move to shape that it may makeup of the u.s. up in courtho and the judicial philosophy which was so important of judge kavanaugh and we will show you all the ways predictably the democrats will try to obstruct which is his constitutional daddy.
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with the fear mongering and the character of judge kavanaugh. you heard him in his own words we have over 300 opinions he has written and is considered a brilliant judicial mind. tonight we have the corrupt tonight we have the corrupt and tied trumpnd agent to give you a preview this is a busy week. he will testify in public on thursday. and also as the president in brussels and london and helsink helsinki, we will be in all three locations will be one of the busiest new cycles in years. tonight's breaking news, a new supreme court justice nominee. nominee. monologue straightahead.
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>> we will talk to the president'slk attorney. besides making the call selecting a nominee for this up in court the president picked judge kavanaugh to replace the outgoing justice kennedy. this is not a surprise in the unprecedented move judge kavanaugh was selected from a previously released list of 25 originalist r justices. this is one more example how this president is the most transparent in history to keep a clear promise to the american people. but in many ways that political aspect he has to think of senators like murkowski and colin and also
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rand paul from kentucky. toto o pick a judge with a very narrow margin in the senate could also successfully maneuver through a confirmation hearing with the majority of senators. and to be educated at yale. and to serve as s the associate counsel during the investigation during that time. there was a controversial opinion sometimes making false public statements about the investigation. and then in 2009 to. change iurse and publicly changed his opinion and was a very powerful article in the minnesota review. we will go over that number detail.
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2000 appointed by george w. bush over the d.c. circuit with a lengthy record of key important decisions. considered one of the most important courts in the land with multiple opinions with the overreach of president obamar ep epa. other opinions that bolstered the second amendment rights. judge kavanaugh his mixed track record on obamacare but his originalist and constitutional track record is birly robust and extensive. all of you across america tried so hard to prevent the trump presidency. are you happy at all tonight are you happy about tax cuts promises made or kept? are you glad this is not hillary clintonro tonight appointing a judicial left-wing activist to the supremeto court?
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are you happy you don't have two radical judges on the supreme court? would you rather have hillary rodham clinton making the selection? and then those extreme measures and also the family that you saw tonight. every single solitary nomination to the supreme court and then with the same destructive tactics and regardless of their track record with the foundation of this republic a constitutional republic and the friends in the media and their echo chamber was a maliciousma campaign and the track record
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anybody that trump would have nominated to this agreement idcourt. it is apocalyptic but now let's go back how the left was treating thee nomination before the announcement tonight. b make you just have to remember how conservative the agenda is for the supreme court it isn't just rolling back abortion rights or gay rights over eliminating or extending the death penalty. >> into an interest group the way this president has. >> to make sensitive healthcare decisions paying the balance with this nominee. it is near impossible to
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imagine that president trumpru would select a nominee that is hostile to our healthcare law to millions of american hostile to lowis women's freedom to make her own health care decisions. >> about the personal connection to feel comfortable in the moment. >> the end of the world as we know it. >> i have never seen a president of the united states make himself positive outside groups and shoes from a group of right fringe ideologues. >> we shouldn't even consider the nominee. >> this rhetoric is not surprising or new. one of the biggest smear campaigns took place in the 80s with the reagan nomination of that originalist and in intellectual to the
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supreme court and was never confirmed because of lying and fear mongering and smearing like the senator ted kennedy. >> robert bork's america that the segregated lunch counters and then to break down citizens doors in midnight raids and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution. >> and then to be inspired a new term and years later that was in full play during the confirmation hearings of supreme court justice thomas one of the best we have ever had on the core in our lifetime. ic
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and a former colleague anita hill made allegations that it was so nasty that justice thomas called it a high tech lynching. >> a national disgrace and from my standpoint as a black american it is a high tech and to think for themselves or do for themselves and it is a message unless you kowtow this is what will happen to you. to be destroyed or caricatured by a committee of the u.s. senate. >> it has already begun right now by democrats to judge
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kavanaugh and his family as we speak it doesn't matter who the president would have picked my grandfather sign written by justice thomas enemies the book but as we speak so most democrats will never accept they lost the election and president trump is appointing somebody that is believing in separation of powersrs and interpret you as law based on the founders and the clear as written by a separate branch of government and the values and unalienable rights someone that believes in these very important constitutional principle separation of powers and coequal branches of government.
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the left prefers hillary choices judicial activists. legislate from the bench. nen to go as far not rely on the constitution but use international law to justify their decisions to supersede their own constitution. creating one set of interpreting it and given the democratic friends with left-wing issues they would never get at the ballot box or legislative. judge kavanaugh is not justice soto mayor or justice ginsburg but hold tight and buckle up democrats will tell you the sky will fall.ou the world will and they want you to believe that judge kavanaugh will be just like
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republicanss with the rise of breasts -- racism and sexism and america will cease to exist as we know it. my advice to the american people they will lie to you. that is what they do. listen to your heart and mind and do your research. we'll present as much information as we can code democrats lie for political gain and the constitution is to the supreme court strengthens the foundation of this country the original intent of our founders and framers the world is not coming to an end just as it did not after the successful appointment of clarence thomas, sam alito or justice gorsuch and now i will take about two breaking stories that will blow your mind. former fbi lawyer will appear
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before closed-door congressional hearing and her boyfriend the disgraced fbi hating peter strauch you can see that in the oversight committee right here on fox thursday will be public and explosive with a high rate -- ranking agent to clear clinton of all charges well openingli the subsequent witchhun witchhunt. so now this thursday strauch will be instructed to answer for his bias and what role political prejudice played in 2016 and beyond. this show is hitting the road without breaking developmentshe and then helsinki and the important negotiations but
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first the chief counsel and the counsel to the president and one great attorney but first of all and want to read you something very quick the president and appointee took his time this is by judge kavanaugh and he actually said this with judicial philosophy what did justice kolea stand for?o the judge's job is to interpret the law and not to make the law or policy read the words of the statute as written and the text of the constitutionhe mindful of history and tradition.
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don't make up those constitutional rights that are not in the text of the not in the text of the constitution or shy away from rights in the text of the constitution changing the constitution for the amendment process and policy within those constitutional bounds is the legislative branch the structure and the separation of powers and federalism are not matters of etiquette but at least to protect individual liberty guaranteed in that text and the crucial critical role in a party has standing to enforce those limits simple but profound and then went on to talk about those principles separation of powers to follow the law and not remake the law
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to be impartial how we do that the empire should not make up the strikes own judges likewise should not make up the rules as they go along with the statutory interpretation and the canons of construction to interpret ambiguous text and talked about the leah's view of that. >> judge kavanaugh is a brilliant lawyer and has been a judge and a brilliant justice to the supreme court. including from the time kennedy was on thehe bench until he retired i have known brett both in private practice and as a judge the president just j nominated not only a well-qualified but to understand the role of the judge if you understand those
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three branches of government but also the judge lives that out in his life and practice and will be an excellent addition. so with those brief statements they will come after him because that is what they he has been ready for this moment for a long time. but also someone that understands his role what the constitution requires. he will not come with preconceived notions but has 300 opinions and made a lot of decisions i am optimistic. >> conservatives are most worried and to get that judicial activists there are choices by republican
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presidents there is no nominee to talk about specific cases before the court. so your confidence in him with the regionalism or constitutionalism or separation of powers colleague will branchespo how confident are you this is the real judicial philosophy? >> i have known brett 17 or 18 years and his philosophy, any judge will not prejudge the outcome of the case. so what they want to know from the nominee and the role as judge and judge kavanaugh understands his role under
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article three of the constitution a good judge will sometimes come to the conclusion although he disagrees with the result but understands the implication to follow the law the role of the judges to follow the >> but what it demands great to see you. we appreciate you being with us joining us now fox news contributor andy mccarthyr with the anti- trump conspiracy. democratic presidents never get it wrong. i love what i read the words
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of judge kavanaugh and love what i heard tonight but there is always a fear that the original list is words only and doesn't come out. >> i'm not worried about that. a guy with judge and 12 years on the bench and 300 opinions and what is amazing about the left is for some reason they think the united states of cream court is not about the constitutionn but as a political place with their overreaching and the judges should make the law the way they wanted to be. most don't know the names of one or two supreme court justices. >> there is a video and it is pretty funny. they'll say what you think of the nominee? is the end of the world. it is awful.
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now that we remember from bill clinton it is the end of the world as we know it before he made the choice. >> 12 years ago he was confirmed by a margin of 21. so he is confirmed by a comfortable margin and all he has done is the most influential appellate judge and confirmed by the supreme court and now they tellfi us? harvard orcc yale or georgetown. >> i found it interesting the supreme court and he argued before the supreme court 11 epreme court decisions endorsed his views which is a remarkable rate. so now to the one case with
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obamacare he would threaten to and that was sold to the american people every different with that constitutionality. >> he doesn't forget who the sovereign is. i mean he wants the people to hold themselves rather than be ruled by the court so trying to decide cases and leaving space bar democratic choice. >> i agree. so the president was very clear keeping the promise about jerusalem, taxes, iranian deal, and then gave us the names ahead of time.
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>> when i had to tell you he has the experience and he is smart in the family i like him. he coaches basketball. and help set the food pantry like your next retriever. they are going to smear that man and his family he has 300 decision. be back i listened to your monologue. >> he was pitbull but he is perfect. sean: it is fascinating with his view with the sign of
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growth. h congrats on the book always good to see you. when we come back we'll get there take with more information about judge kavanaugh supreme court nominee straightahead.
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sean: breaking news tonight judge kavanaugh nominated by president trump to the supreme court sarah sanders expects him to be confirmed by october 1 joining us for reaction are fox news contributor now the frame donald trump let's get your reaction. so that fear mongering? >> dick durbin smeared the campaign 12 years ago and
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called judge kavanaugh the forrest gump of republicans how showing how partisan he was it did not work then it will not work now. the left is already conjuring up a hysteria to be outlawed and i doubt that happens and then to go back to the states. >> that is an important point. forty-eight states states might have different views or restrictions and then to be liberal states. and then to be perpetuated by the left. i will ask a political question now the white house says they expect him to be confirmed byfi b october 1 and t
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the least of which the red state democrats they've got themselves and to risk the entire political career. >> that reaction is right. all they need to know about judge kavanaugh that this man should not be anywhere close to the supreme court or the fact that chuck schumer has just announced he will use every weapon in his arsenal to stop the nomination. sean: that is a shocker. >> that tells you this is the right man for the job. but it will be very tough onh the democrats.
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to be the important communication message.hi and then will use every dirty trick in the book but we can get it through. sean: robert bork is was despicable mr. chappaquiddick was a disgrace to the senate and then what they did to clarence thomas was a disgrace to the senate. >> it will happen. i have said this for weeks. it is predictable. it doesn't matter who president trump would have nominated the same smears would have occurred. he has the courage to make the right choice as a president notwithstanding he could've chosen somebody to be an easier confirmation but he made an important choice in the right choice but with that
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judicial philosophy with statutes and and originalist with the constitution and with those opinions so this is why i keep saying this 2018 midterm election is the most important and that could change hands to become republican they have a very slim margin that means rand paul or susan collins or murkowski. and you heard him. i don't believe in legislation and that constitution is to be interpreted. and now it is even more
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important than the 2016 elections.s. >> judgege scalia said to make the considerations that the law demands. we will have much more tomorrow. heather: it is tuesday july 10th and this is "fox & friends first". happening right now at 4:00 a.m. here on the east coast. fox news alert for you, preparing for a fight. it is full speed ahead for president trump supreme court pick with the stage already set for bruising confirmation battle. >> and i will nominate judge bret kavanaugh to the united states supreme court. constitutional rights. heather: can republicans rally to put kavanaugh