Although U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney won’t be voting for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett — because the proceedings occur in the U.S. Senate — she is a big supporter.
Appearing on the Fox News radio program “The Guy Benson Show” on the same day that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Barrett, Cheney explained why she supports the nominee.
“I have just been — every moment that I’ve been able to tune in and watch — so proud and so impressed with Judge Barrett,” Cheney said. “She’s such a lesson in calm competence.”
Cheney said Barrett’s answers on the role of the judiciary, why it’s important for judges to follow the rule of law, and the responsibilities of a judge should be watched by every American.
Cheney said she was impressed with how Barrett held up to the “partisan attacks on her” by Democrats who want to put judges on the court to make law instead of interpret existing law.
“She really understands the role of a judge and of justices,” Cheney said. “And I’ve just been so impressed at how she has blown away every single Democrat who’s tried to trip her up.”
The final Senate confirmation vote is expected to occur the week of Oct. 26, days before the election.