President Donald Trump has revealed his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat that fell vacant in wake of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. He has chosen Amy Coney Barett, a federal appellate judge and a law professor.
Barett’s nomination comes as no surprise give her strong conservative credentials. Not only has she written extensively on matters of faith and law, her track record as a judge has her taking a stand on subjects like Second Amendment gun rights, abortion and immigration, in a manner that is in sync with that of the Trump administration as well as wider Republican party values.
Trump made the announcement of his chosen nominee at a ceremony held at the Rose Garden and tweeted excitedly about it saying, “Today, it was my great 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…”
Members and supporters of the Trump administration welcomed the move.
Meanwhile, Democrats and sundry liberals, predictable panned it:
Barrett’s confirmation hearings could begin as early as October 12, as the President reportedly wants to ensure her elevation to the SCOTUS before his political fate is decided in the November 3 elections.
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