WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Senators throw softballs and curveballs as the president’s pick for the Supreme Court fields questions in Congress.
If approved by the Senate, 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh will replace the court’s recently-retired swing vote. Wednesday, Kavanaugh touted the importance of an independent judicial branch, and ruling based on arguments, not personal opinions.
In a one-on-one interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the president’s choice is the right choice.
“I’m supporting Judge Kavanaugh, I’ve known him and known of him for a long time, he’s an outstanding appointment," said McConnell, "If you called up central casting, and said send me the perfect Supreme Court justice it would be Brett Kavanaugh.”
Protesters continued to interrupt proceedings throughout the day’s questioning. Democrats raised concerns about protecting abortion rights and that Kavanaugh might conclude president's are not subject to investigation while in office.
McConnell said he expects the full senate to confirm Kavanaugh’s appointment to the bench by the end of the month.
Watch the video above to see our full interview with Sen. McConnell on Judge Kavanaugh and the confirmation process.