Coney Barrett: “I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution”

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President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. If approved by the U.S. Senate, Barrett will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer.

Barrett, 48, a native of New Orleans, has taught law at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a Notre Dame graduate and clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia.

She has said, in her testimony to be confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, that her religious beliefs will not interfere with how she rules on Constitutional matters.

Barrett has served on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017.

She is the third person Pres. Trump has nominated to fill a vacancy on the court. She was also considered for the Supreme Court two years ago when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was nominate and confirmed.

Barrett was endorsed by both Democrat and Republican colleagues in 2017, when she was nominate for the federal court.

“No matter the issue, no matter the case before her, I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law,” said Trump, during the announcement of her nominations Saturday. “She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

Barrett said her duty is to the Constitution and the people of America.

“I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution,” she said. “I never imagined that I would find myself in this position. But, now that I am, I assure you that I will meet the challenge with both humility and courage.”

Barrett addressed the Senate, the body that will consider and vote on her confirmation.

“Members of the United States Senate, I look forward to working with you during the confirmation process and I will do my very best to demonstrate that I am worthy of your support.”

Pres. Trump acknowledged that even though he believes the confirmation should be done quickly, that it may be a challenging process, if the confirmation of Kavanaugh is an example to how the Barrett nomination may be treated by Democrats, already upset by the speed of Trump’s nomination.

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Dems will have a new target for a short time... September 29, 2020 at 7:21 am

It will be fun to watch the Dems try to ruin her life. So entertaining! In 2017 all was fine with her but now they will have all kinds off fabricated stories on her.


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