Brett Kavanaugh, left, speaks in 2006 when he was a nominee for the position he currently holds as a federal judge on the D.C. Circuit. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee looks on.

Brett Kavanaugh, left, speaks in 2006 when he was a nominee for the position he currently holds as a federal judge on the D.C. Circuit. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee looks on.