Local, national leaders react to President Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday, Sept. 26.
Barrett would succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
President Donald Trump
Trump called Barrett a woman of "towering intellect" with loyalty to the constitution. He also noted she would rule "based solely on the fair reading of the law."
Today, it was my great honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett... pic.twitter.com/l2yezt2UOi— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said this revolves around healthcare. In a statement released Saturday, Biden said Barrett is a jurist with a written track record of disagreeing with the court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
Biden also stated the Senate shouldn't act until after the American people select their president and Congress.
Click here to read Biden's full statement.
Supreme Court decisions affect our everyday lives, and the Constitution was designed to give voters a voice on who makes those decisions.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 26, 2020
The Senate shouldn't act until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.
Americans deserve to be heard.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders called the nominee selection "an absolute outrage" on Saturday.
After mismanaging a deadly pandemic, Trump and Senate Republicans now want to ram through a Supreme Court nominee who will vote to destroy the Affordable Care Act, kick millions off their health care, and eliminate protections for preexisting conditions.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 27, 2020
An absolute outrage. pic.twitter.com/fRFktIeKrI
Senator Ron Johnson
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson released the following statement:
“Less than three years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed on a bipartisan basis as a judge on the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. I was pleased to vote for her then, and I expect to support her confirmation as a justice on the Supreme Court.”
Senator Tammy Baldwin
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Walker called the nomination a "great moment" on Twitter Saturday. In another tweet, Walker said Barrett is a "brilliant pick" and that Trump has the right to nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court at any time until the end of his term.
Wisconsin Family Action PAC
Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action released the following statement regarding President Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett:
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI)
AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson issued the following statement:
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be an exceptional addition to the U.S. Supreme Court. As an experienced jurist, Judge Barrett understands the importance of upholding the Constitution and interpreting the law as written, rather than legislating from the bench. While Senator Johnson has consistently supported constitutionalists on our courts, we hope Senator Baldwin will consider following his lead. Our activists look forward to helping support Judge Barrett’s confirmation.”