President Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ginsburg
On Saturday, President Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump held a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, where he introduced Barrett and paid tribute to Ginsburg.
“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Notre Dame Law School.”
The president said to Barrett that “[Y]ou are very eminently qualified for this job, you are going to be fantastic,” and added that “[I]f confirmed, Judge Barrett will be the first mother of school-age children ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Maureen Scalia, the widow of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Barrett clerked for 20 years ago, was also in attendance.
After Trump’s introduction, Barrett spoke, saying that “I am deeply honored by the confidence you have placed in me.”
“I fully understand that this is a momentous decision for a president,” the nominee said. “I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court. Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of the one who came before me.”
She noted that the flag is still at half-staff commemorating Ginsburg. “She not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them.”
“Her life of public service serves as an example to us all,” Barrett said, noting Ginsburg’s close friendship with Anonin Scalia.
“Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy preferences they may hold,” she added.
TheBlaze reports that the Senate will begin the confirmation process will begin October 12th and last for four days. Given the Senate GOP majority, Barrett will most likely be confirmed.
With a clear record and judicial philosophy, Barrett will make a great Justice and a great defender of the constitution by sitting on the Supreme Court.