WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2018—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, expressed his support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh as the next associate justice for the U.S. Supreme Court today.
"Judge Kavanaugh is a tremendous choice for justice of the Supreme Court,” Moore said. “He is a brilliant judge with a career of intellectually robust conservatism that recognizes the value of judicial restraint and faithfulness to the Constitution. I fully support President Trump’s choice to replace Justice Kennedy.
“I am confident Judge Kavanaugh will be a strong defender of the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, especially our First Freedom of religious liberty.
“I pray that Judge Kavanaugh will serve for decades to come with a firm and unwavering commitment to our Constitution’s principles. I join with Baptists and other evangelicals in calling upon the Senate to confirm Judge Kavanaugh without delay.”
The ERLC will work closely with a coalition of evangelicals and judicial advocacy groups in support of this nomination.
The ERLC is releasing a coalition letter signed by dozens of evangelical leaders supporting the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. The letter can be found on the ERLC’s website.