LaHood Statement on the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding selection to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court and reaffirms that our Constitution will be strongly and properly upheld in the nation’s highest court. Americans elected President Trump in part to nominate men and women to the federal judiciary that apply the law fairly and protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, not activist judges that legislate from the bench. Judge Barrett’s midwestern common-sense and record as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit exhibits a deep intellectual understanding of the law and commitment to the Constitution. I hope the Senate acts quickly to confirm her and I have every confidence that Judge Barrett will continue to serve our nation faithfully on the Supreme Court.”