Amy Coney Barrett nominated for Supreme Court Justice
President Trump nominated conservative, Amy Coney Barrett, to fill in a vacant justice seat
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday, President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for a seat in the Supreme Court. He was vocal about his preference, after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as the seat became vacant.
She is a law professor at Notre Dame and mother of seven children. In addition, she was favored by clerk Antonin Scalia, who was one of Trump’s favorite clerks. When there was a vacancy before this one, the president interviewed her as a possibility.
Barrett graciously accepted the nomination by thanking Trump and Melania. She acknowledged her love for this country and her predecessor’s legacy.
“I fully understand that this is a momentous decision for President and, if the Senate does me the honor of confirming me, I pledge to discharge the responsibilities of this job to the very best of my ability. I will be mindful of who came before me. The flag of the United States is still flying at half-staff in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to mark the end of a great American life,” she said.
The nominee also mentioned her respect towards Scalia and Ginsburg’s friendship, despite their differences and opinions expressed on paper. She pointed out the great mentorship Scalia provided and her appreciation to have some of his family members attend this ceremony.
She said, “Justice Scalia and Ginsburg disagreed fiercely in print, without rancor in person. Their ability to maintain a warm and rich friendship, despite their differences, even inspired an opera. These two great Americans demonstrated that arguments, even about matters of great consequence, need not destroy affection. In both my personal and professional relationships, I strive to meet that standard. I was lucky enough to clerk for Justice Scalia. I am very moved to have members of the Scalia family here today.”
Finally, she ended her nominee acceptance by admitting that her job will not be easy. Until the election in November, she will to gain Supreme Court’s support.
“I have no illusions that the road ahead of me will be easy, either for the short-term or the long haul. 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. 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. Thank you,” she finished.
Furthermore, filling this seat will be a bitter fight between Republicans and Democrats. If you want to watch the full ceremony, go to:
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