Do You Approve Of Amy Coney Barrett For The Supreme Court?
President Donald Trump made it official on Saturday, his nominee to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court is Amy Coney Barrett.
If confirmed, it would mean that President Trump would have had three Supreme Court picks in his first term in office. It would also mean a shift to the right for the Supreme Court for possibly decades to come.
Republicans have 53 votes in the United States Senate meaning they can lose three votes and still have enough to confirm Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett is not expected to receive any votes from Democrats. Two Republican Senators have already said they will not vote to support any nominee until after the election.
Over the weekend, Republicans made it clear that they intend to move quickly on Barrett's confirmation. Her confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin on October 12th. Below are some of her biographical highlights according to the Associated Press:
Amy Coney Barrett, age 48
- A judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominated by President Donald Trump in 2017 and considered once before by Trump for a high court seat; her three-year judicial record shows a clear and consistent conservative bent.
- A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Rhodes College who has taught law at Notre Dame, worked for a Washington law firm and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
- A devout Catholic mother of seven and Louisiana native born in 1972, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.
Over the weekend Republican lawmakers and activists applauded Barrett's nomination while Democrats opposed.
What do you think? Do you approve of her nomination? Let us know in the poll below.