LU President Jerry Falwell, Jr. weighs in on SCOTUS nomination
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- It’s said it's not a justice’s job to create laws, but to interpret them.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Justice pick is the right person for the job.
Many around the nation waited for President Trump to decide who would fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat.
Among them is Falwell and his family. ABC 13's Valencia Jones joined them at their home, as they witnessed the president announce Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee.
Falwell said he's proud of the president's decison, saying Kavanaugh is a solid conservative and strict constructionist.
He said, with a tight Senate vote expected, he believes President Trump picked a nominee who could appeal to Democrats in red states.
“He kept his promise to the American people to appoint someone from the list that he presented during the campaign, and I think that’s all anybody can ask for," said Falwell.
Falwell took part in a conference call with the White House after the announcement to learn more about the decision. Here’s what he had to say afterward:
“The Democrats will do everything in their power to delay and to try to put his approval off until after the next election, and they’ll use every tactic in the book," he said. "So, I think it will be incumbent upon conservatives to fight hard not to let that happen.”
Falwell weighed in on concerns the Roe Vs. Wade case could be overturned, saying all that would do is give states the right to decide if abortions were legal or illegal.
He also said Kavanaugh has upheld certain abortion restrictions in the past.
It's now up to the Senate to decide whether or not Kavanaugh will fill the seat.