By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney recently praised President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a professor at Notre Dame Law School, a wife and mother of seven children, two of which were adopted from Haiti.
Barrasso called Coney Barrett’s nomination historic and congratulated her in his statement.
“My congratulations to Judge Barrett and her family,” he said. “I look forward to reviewing her judicial record and other writings and following her confirmation hearings. Judge Barrett is a highly qualified nominee. She will apply the law, not legislate from the bench.”
Cheney also felt Coney Barrett was an excellent choice to replace Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court.
“She is exceptionally qualified and her record demonstrates an unwavering fidelity to the Constitution,” Cheney said in a statement. “Throughout her career, she has adhered to the fundamental principle that, ‘Courts are not arenas for politics. Courts are places where judges discharge the duty to uphold the rule of law.’
“The people of Wyoming and the nation will be well-served by Judge Barrett and her commitment to interpreting the Constitution and defending the rule of law,” Cheney continued. “I applaud President Trump for nominating her and urge the Senate to move expeditiously to confirm her.”
There has been much discussion over the last week about whether or not Trump should nominate a replacement for Bader Ginsberg before the presidential election in November.
Barrasso said last week that Republican leaders — four years ago and now — are merely following the rules as established by Democratic nominee for presidential candidate Joe Biden when he was the chairman of the Judiciary Committee back in 1988.