As expected, President Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court – and as rumored, he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The conservative Barrett would replace veteran liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a little more than a week ago.
At a White House ceremony on Saturday, Trump cheered Barrett is a “woman of towering intellect” who is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. At the 48-year old Barrett is a federal appeals court judge in Indiana. Barrett noted that she loves the U.S. and the Constitution and called the President's nomination humbling. She and her husband have seven children, two of which were adopted from Haiti.
In accepting the President’s nomination, Barrett praised the late Justice Ginsburg, saying she "not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them." Trump and Senate Republicans want to get Barrett confirmed before the November 3rd presidential election – something Democrats aren’t interested in. They maintain that the seat should be filled by the winner of the election.