DISTINGUISHED APPELLATE JUDGE IS A STRONG CONSERVATIVE, A PROVEN LEGAL THINKER AND WILL BECOME AN EMINENT ADDITION TO THE NATION’S HIGHEST COURT
ALBUQUERQUE, SEPTEMBER 26 — This afternoon President Trump nominated federal appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court during a White House ceremony. Trump said today’s nomination is a “very proud moment,” calling Barrett “one of our nation’s most gifted legal minds.” He said Barrett will protect religious liberty and defend the 2nd Amendment and public safety.
If confirmed, Barrett would become the ninth Justice on the High Court, replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The 48 year-old Barrett, a mother of seven, will bring a fresh viewpoint to the Court. She becomes Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee. The President appointed her to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017.
The following is Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce’s statement on the Supreme Court nomination:
“President Trump should be commended for selecting Judge Barrett, who is an excellent nominee to hold a seat on the Supreme Court. Barrett is a jurist of the highest caliber and a strong conservative, whose writings pertaining to faith and the law will adhere to our Constitutional principles and ideals. Her views on abortion, immigration and gun rights will help protect our freedoms and will continue to promote conservative values. She is a skilled jurist and an academic who fully understands and will carefully and correctly interpret the law. Today’s announcement demonstrates once again that President Trump is fulfilling his commitment to reshaping the High Court.”