Pres. Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for SCOTUS

In a Rose Garden ceremony Saturday, President Donald Trump introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as “a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the constitution.”

Barrett, 48, a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge was appointed to that position in 2017 by President Trump. She was joined in the ceremony by her husband, Jesse, and their seven children. If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett will fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, in what would be the most significant ideological shift since President George H.W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1991.

In her speech, Judge Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, recalled the close friendship between Justices Scalia and Ginsberg, making the case for congeniality regardless of party affiliation, while clarifying that his “judicial philosophy is mine, too.” When she applied as a law clerk, one of her law school professors wrote to Scalia saying Amy Coney was “the best student I’ve ever had.“ Graduating first in her class, she went on to teach at Notre Dame law school for 15 years.

As a testament to the high regard in which Judge Barrett is held, every law clerk at the Supreme Court — self-described as Democrats, Republicans and Independents — all wrote letters endorsing her.

Described as an “originalist” and a “textualist,” Barrett’s judicial philosophy has been likened to that of her mentor and former boss, Antonin Scalia.

Judge Barrett would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of President Trump’s first term in office — a remarkable achievement and lasting legacy.

Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) had previously announced they would not support filling this vacancy so close to the election. On Tuesday Murkowski had a change of heart, saying she won’t rule out voting to confirm the Supreme Court nominee.

This is the impressive list of federal judges appointed by President Trump.

Click here to watch the video of the nominating ceremony.

11 Responses to Pres. Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for SCOTUS

  1. Mr. and Mrs. America says:

    We watched this televised announcement that took place in the White House Rose Garden yesterday afternoon and later discussed the pride we each felt both in Pres. Donald Trump and his top-notch choice. Donald Trump continues to do the right thing, whether on issues of policy or appointments. He was overwhelming elected despite the corrupt Hillary Clinton machine lying about him, feeding her debate questions in advance, and taking the election for granted. The American people saw through the charade. Although we always voted, we were never involved in party politics. Now we become pro-proud Trump activists.

  2. Trevor says:

    I came away very impressed with her after watching her speak. She would be a very worthy addition to the court.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Just read that flaky Jeff Flake, AZ’s former single-term Republicrat senator due to his vile hatred toward Pres. Trump, has now aligned with former AZ Dem senator Dennis DeConcini, in denouncing the timing of this Supreme Court appointment. The Flake had no such reservations when he did the bidding of Barack Obama and tried to barnstorm Dem Merrick Garland through to the Supreme Court at the end o Obama’s term.

    It’s time for this flaky fraud to re-register as the Democrat he is. He will not be missed.

    • hoi polloi boy says:

      Ignore Flake. All he wants is attention, like the McCains.

    • Trevor says:

      Flake is irrelevant at best the left has not forgiven him over Kavanaugh. Daniel McCarthy and his cult however are willing to throw this opportunity away.

  4. Maggie says:

    The demoncrats are already charging that Judge Barrett will “take away” what they erroneously call the “Affordable Care Act,” and the rest of us know as ObamaCare.

    They collude around their predetermined talking points and show up on the Sunday morning network talk shows. I’m sick of Fox giving time to radical democrat ideologues when CNN, MSNBC and their cronies don’t afford the same platform to conservatives.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    Accuracy In Media explains the change with the extremist Murdock family now in control of Fox. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity are still reputable.
    https://www.aim.org/aim-column/the-left-wing-takeover-of-fox-news/

    • Jeff Allen says:

      thanks for the tip about Fox media – the history of partisan media in the United States is usually forgotten about, but here it is!
      The New York Times got rich & famous selling “objective journalism” back when that was a thing, maybe not so much now…
      Problem or Opportunity?

    • toughterry says:

      Good that you have reposted the link to this important story; our memories tend to be short, especially as we age. And, let’s face it – most on on here are getting long in the tooth.
      Carry on.

      • Frankly Speaking says:

        That’s quite a leap! Keeping attuned to current events and knowing American history isn’t an indicator of age. Do you have a clairvoyant monitor that allows you to discern our ages. Can you see me when I’m in my underwear?
        BTW, my son posts here and he’s 26. Does that make me “long in the tooth”? He was born when I was still in college.

  6. Villanova says:

    Democrats are desperate to keep Judge Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed. Mitch McConnell needs 51 votes in order to confirm another Supreme Court Justice. The U.S. Senate currently consists of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two sham “Independents” who don’t actually conceal their true colors as they both caucus with the Democrats. Bernie Sanders is more accurately described as a Socialist. Any defections from the Republican side could put an end to this superb nomination. The Dems are also threatening to expand the number of members of the Supreme Court, a ploy Franklin Roosevelt attempted and was stalled at trying to implement back in the late 1930s. His court packing scheme was to make the 9-member court a 15-member court filled with his liberal Democrat toadies. Roosevelt, who thought of himself as a king for life, was the reason presidential term limits were implemented.