Trump Picks Kavanaugh for the Court. Evangelicals Rejoice

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for the Court. Evangelicals Rejoice
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For millions of evangelical Christians, President Trump's announcement Monday night was the vision they held in their heads as they stepped into the polling booth almost two years ago: a Republican president, filling the Supreme Court with more conservative justices who might drastically curtail access to legal abortion and advance other conservative Christian priorities.

As Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second nominee to the court in his 18-month term, these conservative Christians saw much of their dream realized.

“It's a generational decision,” exulted Jack Graham, a Texas pastor who is on Trump's informal evangelical advisory board. “It's a decision that impacts not only today, not only us, but our children — our grandchildren, potentially.”

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