UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to be the next Supreme Court associate justice, sits with his wife Ashley and their two daughters Liza and Margaret, during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 2018. Judge Kavanaugh was nominated to fill the seat of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy who announced his retirement in June. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI