On Oct. 26,the Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States by a 52-48 vote, with all Senate Democrats and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting no. After the confirmation vote, Judge Barrett was sworn in at a ceremony on the White House lawn by Justice Clarence Thomas.
Ahead of the confirmation vote, ABC sent a ”Key Vote” letter in support of Judge Barrett’s nomination. In the letter, ABC acknowledged that “while the circumstances surrounding Judge Barrett’s nomination have led to a partisan disagreement on process, ABC believes that we must look at the facts available and the proven qualifications of Judge Barrett as a capable and effective judge who should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.”
Judge Barrett’s “strong record of judicial integrity, legal philosophy and respect for the Constitution, which is embodied by her belief that justices should decide cases based on how they interpret the Constitution” will make her an exceptional choice to serve on the Supreme Court, said ABC.
Judge Barrett is President Trump’s third nominee to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Along with the 162 district court judges and 53 appeals court judges who have been confirmed over the past four years, this means the Trump administration has installed a third of both the Supreme Court and the entire federal appellate bench.