Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Moments ago, President Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court. We are encouraged by this choice, as Judge Barrett is a judge of impeccable qualifications, who seeks to uphold the dignity of the most vulnerable, and who will interpret the Constitution as it was originally written.
With this nomination, President Trump, just as he did by nominating Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, is fulfilling his promise to strengthen the integrity of our Supreme Court. This time, the Senate has the opportunity to confirm another trailblazing woman to fill the open seat—and quickly.
Judge Barrett has been a distinguished Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School since 2002, and she notably clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Barrett and her husband are the parents of seven children, including one with Down Syndrome, and two adopted from Haiti. Her colleagues at Notre Dame describe her as “an intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded person,” and she was voted professor of the year three times!
In 2017, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where she has served since that time.
During her judicial confirmation hearings, the ranking Democratic Senator on the committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, famously attacked Judge Barrett’s faith and family with the comment, “the dogma lives loudly within you” and indicated the judge was not qualified because of her religious belief system: Catholicism, which has pro-life tenets.
Such intolerance of a highly qualified judge is un-American and beneath the dignity of the Senate and the judicial confirmation process. Sadly, Judge Barrett’s opponents in the Senate are willing to stoop to continued harassment, humiliation and violence in an effort to deter this process.
With your help, March for Life is prepared to defend this nomination.
It is clear; Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s credentials could not be better. The Senate should act quickly to ensure that Judge Barrett has a fair and open confirmation process where she can address the American people.
Friend, the importance of this nomination cannot be overstated. Imagine Judge Amy Barrett, a woman committed to social justice and protection of the most vulnerable, serving our country in this capacity for many years to come.
We will be working hard in the coming weeks to ensure that Judge Barrett has a fair chance at that seat.
But we can only do that with your help. We are at a crossroads. There are so many who need to hear this message. Will you consider donating to the March for Life today to help us ensure that Judge Barrett receives a fair process?