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Tags: kavanaugh | rosenstein | scalia | goeglin | fitton | kennedy | trump

Conservative Grass Roots Well Represented at Kavanaugh Ceremony

president donald trump and new supreme court justice brett kavanaugh stand in front of crowd in white house
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John Gizzi By Tuesday, 09 October 2018 06:33 AM Current | Bio | Archive

One of the most noticeable things about the oath-taking ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night was the presence of the leadership of the modern conservative movement in Washington.

Hobnobbing at the White House with Maureen Scalia (widow of the late Justice Antonin Scalia), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was a who’s who of pro-family grass-roots organizations and other conservative outlets.

Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, Tim Goeglin of Focus on the Family, and Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch  all had choice seats on the right side of the East Room of the White House.

“You’d think this was a CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference]!” exclaimed one longtime correspondent as the leaders of the right proceeded to sit down prior to the appearance of President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh, and retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Also spotted in the audience was Bob McEwen, president of the Council for National Policy, Fox TV host Laura Ingraham, and Peggy Nance of Concerned Women for America, who raised eyebrows by wearing her “Women for Kavanaugh” T-shirt.

To a person, the activists had helped generate grass-roots support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which finally happened on Saturday with a vote of 50-to-48 to confirm the embattled Kavanaugh to the high court.

Following the oath-taking and remarks by Trump and Kavanaugh, guests proceeded to an adjoining room for a reception and celebration of three months of hard work to get the newest justice confirmed.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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One of the most noticeable things about the oath-taking ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night was the presence of the leadership of the modern conservative movement in Washington.
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2018-33-09
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 06:33 AM
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