NBC news host Chuck Todd called President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “very confirmable” on Monday night after the president made the announcement.
“Let me tell you this overall Lester, I think this is a pick that is a very confirmable pick. Brett Kavanaugh has already gotten the support once of the two moderate Republican Senators Murkowski and Collins, he’ll likely get it again,” Todd stated.
Todd also noted that Democrats would likely be ready to seize on the fact that Kavanaugh had previously addressed the topic of presidents under investigation. “Yes, I think the idea of whether a sitting president can be subject of a criminal inquiry. Judge Kavanaugh worked for Ken Starr and has written a review article that has basically says in hindsight ‘we distracted President Clinton too much and he should’ve been able to focus on getting for instance Osama bin Laden at the time,” he commented earlier in the segment.
President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Monday night. If confirmed, he will be replacing the oft-deciciding voter Justice Anthony Kennedy. (RELATED: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT PICK IS IN)