Justice Amy Coney Barrett has just been confirmed by the United States Senate and is the newest justice on the highest court in the land!
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 27, 2020
The majority of the Senate, led by Republicans, votes to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett pic.twitter.com/A29gRP5NVI
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 27, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority in Senate has voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice; voting still underway.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 27, 2020
— Blake Stevens (@bstevensnews) October 27, 2020
As I’ve suggested already today, this appointment of Barrett is something many of us have been waiting on for a very long time. This is a huge moment in the our lives and the history of the Supreme Court, because her confirmation clinches a so-called conservative majority on the Supreme Court, a majority that will hopefully one day overturn Roe v Wade and abolish the ruling that has allowed for the legal murder of unborn babies for close to 50 years. That day can’t come soon enough.
I can’t end this post without recognizing the fact that it was President Trump who nominated Amy Coney Barrett and kept his promise from 2016 to nominate non-activist Supreme Court justices, and he has not disappointed. If Roe v Wade ever does get overturned and abortion law goes back to the states it will be the legacy of this president, Donald J. Trump. That day can’t come quick enough.
Until then, we celebrate Justice Amy Coney Barrett and President Trump for nominating her, as well as Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for confirming her before the election.
Justice Barrett will be sworn in around 9PM at the White House. We’ll bring that to you when it happens.
UPDATE: Watch Barrett’s swearing in ceremony with Justice Clarence Thomas: