America First Policies Welcomes Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
Today, the U.S. Senate swiftly confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Barrett will steadfastly apply the Constitution as written and deliver impartial justice.
America First Policies President Brian O. Walsh stated:
“America just got another exceptional and conservative Supreme Court Justice thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Senate Republicans. I commend the work of Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham for ensuring Judge Barrett received a fair confirmation process. America First is proud to have advocated for Judge Barrett’s confirmation as we are confident she will serve with distinction and be of great service to the American people and in advancing the rule of law.”
America First Policies invested more than $5 million on national television, digital, and direct-mail advertising to advance Barrett’s nomination. The group also launched www.AmyConeyBarrett.info to educate Americans about President Trump’s nominee.
Throughout her Senate hearings, Judge Barrett demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and her commitment to upholding the Constitution as written. A true originalist, Barrett remained steadfast in separating her personal convictions from the duties of a judge.
Barrett’s education and career demonstrate her clear qualifications to serve on the Court. Barrett graduated Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame Law School, clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman and Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, practiced both trial and appellate litigation in Washington, and sat on the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, all before serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit beginning in 2017.
Barrett’s legacy in academia is marked with praise from former students, bipartisan support from colleagues, and approval from the American Bar Association. Her character and work have indisputably prepared her for serving on the Nation’s highest Court.
Barrett will bring the Court a unique perspective as the first female Justice with school-aged children and the only present Republican-appointed woman. Her confirmation is a victory for the rule of law and Americans across the country.