7 Reactions From Christian Leaders to Trump's Nominee Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court
6. Tony Perkins
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins hailed Trump for "following through" and selecting a nominee from the list he presented during his presidential campaign.
"President Trump promised a constitutionalist — someone who will call balls and strikes according to the Constitution. We trust the president that Judge Kavanaugh will fit this mold as a justice. Judge Kavanaugh has a long and praiseworthy history of judging as an originalist, and we look forward to having a justice with his philosophical approach on the Court," he said.
Perkins, who in May was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, argued that there are a number of significant issues at stake, and not just abortion.
"Under the Obama administration, we saw a growing assault on religious freedom and the courts became a battleground for secularists seeking to remove faith from the public square. Judge Kavanaugh resisted this trend in at least two instances — an HHS contraceptive mandate case and in an opinion supporting inauguration prayers," he said.
"We are committed to working with President Trump and senators to help move the grassroots to gain the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh," Perkins concluded.