Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The move on Saturday caps a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide boost his reelection effort as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden.
Republican senators are lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett before the Nov. 3 election, as they aim to lock in conservative gains in the federal judiciary before a potential transition of power.
She would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office.
Below you can see statements issued by Senator John Thune, Senator Mike Rounds, and Governor Kristi Noem.
My statement on the president’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court⬇️. While I look forward to meeting Judge Barrett & learning more about her experience, her resume speaks for itself. She’s an impartial jurist who doesn’t legislate from the bench. pic.twitter.com/rgeQB6AENd
— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) September 26, 2020
— Senator Mike Rounds (@SenatorRounds) September 26, 2020
Liberals and their media allies always attack strong women who defend the Constitution. So I hope South Dakotans will join me in praying for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family. Read my full statement👇#SCOTUS #ConfirmACB pic.twitter.com/d3XqArwGHb
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 26, 2020