UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) – President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump announced his nomination during an address from the White House on Tuesday, July 10.

Fifty-three-year-old Kavanaugh has spent 12-years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was an adviser to former U.S. President George W Bush.

When Trump introduced Kavanaugh on Tuesday, he said, “there is no one in America more qualified for this position.”

Trump added Kavanaugh has, “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law.”

The conservative judge is unlikely to change the ideological tilt of a court but he could shift the bench further to the right; which could impact abortion, guns and immigration laws.

If the nomination is confirmed by the Senate, he will replace 81-year-old Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last month.