Lee was one of seven candidates whom Trump interviewed for the job. They've been vetted by conservative groups.
This is Trump's second nominee to the court and gives him a chance to shape the court's direction for decades to come.
An announcement from the White House is scheduled for 9 p.m EST, but Trump told reporters on Sunday that he was still working on narrowing his list, which at that point contained 25 names. "No president has ever consulted more or widely or talked to more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination".
Orrin Hatch, Utah's senior senator, called Kavanaugh "an outstanding choice". The Heritage Foundation is the nation's largest conservative think tank and has provided thousands of policy recommendations and personnel suggestions to multiple presidents and to Congress since 1975.
"Well, look. Judge Kavanaugh's really one of the most distinguished jurists in the country".
"Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", he said separately, adding later: "This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support".
"Judge Kavanaugh will bring extensive experience to the Supreme Court", Ryan's statement continued, "his long career exemplifies public service and, in particular, dedication to religious liberty".
Hatch said he is prepared for his 15th Supreme Court confirmation fight since becoming a senator.
"That issue is something that would be raised in this that could dampen to a degree, and I say to a degree, the enthusiasm", Perkins said.
Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, also praised Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh, who first appeared on Trump's roster of Federalist Society-approved potential Supreme Court nominees a year ago, began his remarks by applauding Trump's "appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary". His views and dissensions, however, on health care and abortion, are more in the centre and have got him in hot water with the hard right in the past. And I voted against some based on what I heard in the hearings. That decision was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year in a landmark ruling.
"As my friend Lindsey Graham said yesterday, he said it's as if we have four winning lottery tickets, each could be a great Supreme Court justice in their own right".
Speaking on Fox News Monday afternoon, Sen.
LEAHY: Well, I think the litmus test is what the president said.
Democrats have little leverage as they try to halt the nomination - though the court's rightward lurch could stoke liberal turnout in the midterm elections in which the House of Representatives is in play.
The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican president's party narrowly controls 51-49.
Lily Eskelsen Garcia - president of the National Education Association, a former Utah teacher of the year and former Utah Education Association president - was not pleased with Trump's selection.
In this June 1, 2006 file photo, from left to right, President Bush, watches the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by U.S.
He also has expressed a broad interpretation of what constitutes obstruction of justice, a position which could be risky if the Russian Federation investigation leads to impeachable allegations against Trump. She tweeted: "PLEASE GOD, NOMINATE KAVANAUGH, @realDonaldTrump!"
Kavanaugh is expected to meet in coming days with senators at their offices, going door-to-door in get-to-know-you sessions ahead of confirmation hearings.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes also applauded Trump's choice.
Brett Kavanaugh - Kavanaugh now serves on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
He added, "The country wants the President to be "one of us" who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share". If McCain were to miss the vote, only one GOP defection would be needed to block the nomination if all Democrats were opposed .
President Donald Trump on Monday warned the WTO that if the USA isn't treated "properly, we will be doing something". Hikaru Sato at Daiwa Securities said markets had already factored in the impact of the first round of tariffs.
The HNS has since apologised for the Croatian delegation members' behaviour, and Vida also expressed regret for his words. Federation Internationale de Football Association can fine or suspend players for political gestures at the World Cup.
Raymond Kethledge of MI , who also has many high-profile supporters who see him as a positive alternative to the other three. Any Senator who is serious about protecting the environment and fighting climate change must vote against confirmation.
We can not say anything on a note as the majority of studies which are done on the animals prove to be wrong when seen in humans. But despite advances in treatment for HIV , both a cure and a vaccine for the virus have so far remained elusive.
Thai officials have been tight-lipped about the rescue operation , and would not comment on how many people were removed Monday. There had been efforts to pump the water out but those were set back every time it rained. "I'm hoping for good news", he said.
Members of the group were very excited, but also very impatient - especially as the day went on without even a tiny snap . While the July 9th date for the "Snappening" was set two weeks ago, users didn't know exactly when it would occur.
The announcement from McDonald's followed an April proposal by the United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws in the country. For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request.
The Three Lions are now daring to dream. and why not! This has been an incredible #WorldCup run and we've enjoyed every minute. Demi Lovato from the top of the charts on Sunday evening. "That England's gonna throw it away / gonna blow it away".
Raikkonen was alongside on the inside heading into Turn 3 but Hamilton braked later, leaving space for the Ferrari at the apex. However, questions will again be asked about Mercedes' tactics after deciding not to pit to replace the tires.
It is on the set of a former plant that used to make refrigerators and TVs, with smartphones joining the production line in 2007. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will visit Noida in Uttar Pradesh , to inaugurate a new unit of Samsung plant.
Goerges downs Bertens to set-up Wimbledon semi with Serena
The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point. Goerges, seeded 13th, faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final.
Thailand cave rescuers save eight boys: What we know now
A vehicle loaded with oxygen tanks is seen near the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai , Thailand . Authorities have said the boys are being held close to divers and wear oxygen masks to enable normal breathing.
United States soldier killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’
Western officials say most insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots. The Taliban have also released a statement, saying an Afghan soldier opened fire on USA soldiers in Uruzgan.
Elon Musk sends help for soccer team stuck in Thailand cave
The billionaire entrepreneur said this would create an underwater air tunnel with the ability to "auto-conform to odd shapes". The plan will most likely involve the drilling, ground-penetrating Radar and water-pumping expertise of The Boring Company .
New York Knicks: 5 players to watch in 2018 NBA Summer League
Atlanta lost all three of its games in Salt Lake City, to Memphis, San Antonio and Utah, by 15, 22 and 5 points, respectively. Sure, that may be a slight exaggeration, but any time Grayson Allen goes full Grayson Allen it's going to turn heads.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy
Customers in the Netherlands will be able to take advantage of the "bargains" to be had on Amazon's website for 36 hours . After your trial ends, you'll be charged $119 for a year's worth of Prime-which seems like a chunk of cash because it is.
Tropical Storm Chris could become a hurricane later today
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC , U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the territory had opened more than 40 evacuation shelters for those in need.
Trump Insists He Will Be 'Prepared' for Putin Meeting
Although Russia failed to book a semi-final encounter with England, Cherchesov claimed Putin was impressed by their display. Cherchesov has also been boosted ahead of the Croatia game by the return of Alan Dzagoev.
US Opposes Breastfeeding Resolution
The Times said more than a dozen participants from different countries at the assembly confirmed the "showdown over the issue". Efforts to further promote breastfeeding initiatives in 2018 were met, reportedly, with unexpected hostility from U.S.
North Korea attacks 'gangster-like' US
Trump offered security guarantees to Pyongyang and pledged to suspend the large-scale military drills with South Korea. The isolated nation might now waver in its "firm, steadfast" resolution to give up its nuclear program, it said.
Kylie Jenner's Removed Her Lip Filler, RIP That Trend
Having "tiptoed around the truth" on usage of lip injections for many years, in 2015 Jenner came clean on her enhancements. In the photos , Jenner is rocked an all-black ensemble, complete with a tank top, and jeans.
Trump narrows high court choice down to '3 or 2'
He could still consider others in the mix. "The left is incensed". "We look for someone to uphold the right to religious freedom". The president said Thursday that he had narrowed his choice to four people and that he expected to make a decision by Sunday.
Eight Wild Boar soccer boys rescued
Musk expects his submarine to arrive in the middle of that window - about 12 hours into the second phase of the operation. According to the Associated Press , a Thai official revealed that the healthiest boys were taken out of the cave first.