Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh became emotional while talking about his friends and family during his swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday night.
After remarks from President Donald Trump and the swearing in, Kavanaugh addressed the crowd in a short speech. Kavanaugh thanked his friends, parents, wife, and two daughters and promised to uphold the U.S. Constitution while serving on the court.
Kavanaugh got choked up during several moments of his speech, including when he referenced his friends and his daughters.
“When I give advice to young people or speak to students, I tell them, cherish your friends, look out for your friends, lift up your friends, love your friends,” Kavanaugh said. “I love all my friends.”
“My daughters, Margaret and Liza, are smart, strong, awesome girls. Theyre in the middle of fall lacrosse, looking forward to the upcoming basketball season,” the justice said, turning back to smile at his girls. “I thank their teachers for giving them the day off tomorrow so that they can come watch two cases being argued at the Supreme Court.”
Kavanaugh called his wife, Ashley, a “rock” and said he thanks God every day for his family.