Wyoming Delegation Cheers New Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Wyomings congressional delegation was in an ebullient mood on Monday evening after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

October 27, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Wyoming’s Congressional delegation was in an ebullient mood on Monday evening after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both of whom voted in favor of the nomination, were quick to applaud Barrett’s appointment to the nation’s highest court.

“Congratulations to the newest addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Amy Coney Barrett. From scholar to judge and now justice, she exemplifies the rule of law and I believe she will serve Wyoming and the people of America well,” Sen. Enzi tweeted.

“Justice Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. She has proven that she is committed to the Constitution,” Sen. Barrasso said. “I know Justice Barrett will defend the freedoms people in Wyoming hold dear. She will apply the law as written, not legislate from the bench.

“I’m proud to support her confirmation to the Supreme Court. My congratulations to Justice Barrett and her family,” he added.

Rep. Liz Cheney, who extolled Barrett days ago for “how she has blown away every single Democrat who’s tried to trip her up”, called the 52-48 vote a “resounding victory” for the Constitution.

“Justice Barrett will be guided by the rule of law and her oath to defend the Constitution,” Cheney tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Cheney sparred with Hillary Clinton via Twitter when Clinton said the nomination was “an insult to the American people that the GOP is ramming through a Supreme Court justice weight just eight days until the end of an election…”

Cheney chose to tweet back a quote from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“The President is elected for four years not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four,” she said.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter