President Trump’s newly announced nominee to replace retired Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy Monday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, revealed the secret to his journey to the Supreme Court: his mom.
“My mom and dad are 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. I was lucky,” Kavanaugh said during his speech following Trump’s announcement of his nomination to the Supreme Court.
“My mom was a teacher. In the 1960s and ’70s, she taught history at two largely African-American public high schools in Washington, D.C., McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson. Her 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,” Kavanaugh continued.
Kavanaugh added that his “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 false?’ That’s good advice for a juror and for a son. One of the few women prosecutors at that time, she overcame barriers and became a trial judge.
Then, the newly nominated presidential pick for Supreme Court justice emphasized the foundation that lead him to his nomination.
“The president introduced me tonight as Judge Kavanaugh. But to me, that title will always belong to my mom,” Kavanaugh said.
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