WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are reacting to President Donald Trump’s announcement naming Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to repalce the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). “As a working mother with young children, Judge Barrett would also bring to the Supreme Court a background that will add to its diversity.”
The 48-year-old mother of seven would be the Court’s youngest justice by five years.
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a qualified jurist and principled originalist who has a proven record of upholding the U.S. Constitution,” said Congressman John Joyce (PA-13).
Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.
“This is my third such nomination after Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh, and it is a very proud moment indeed,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.
The announcement was carried live on the Tri-State’s News Talk 103.7 FM.