Obviously they were selected because their ideology was consistent with that of Obama and because they would be extremely unlikely to support decisions inconsistent with Obama's legislative agenda. Virtually every president nominates candidates for Supreme Court openings who are ideologically compatible with the president. That's not what I meant with Kavanaugh. Trump's presidency could be in jeopardy as the result of the current special counsel investigation and possibly as the result of a congressional investigation. Philosophically Brett Kavanaugh believes that investigations of the president should be limited. Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh goes way beyond ideological compatibility. It's much more personal.