Oct 26 2020
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) released the following statement after the Senate approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Tonight, the Senate was faithful both to our Constitutional duty and to the mandate Americans sent us here to fulfill. I’m proud to have voted to appoint a Louisianian and judge who will interpret the law as written instead of inventing policy from whole cloth. Democrats are determined to advance their agenda by appointing politicians to the bench, judges who are happy to rewrite social and economic policy every other Thursday. Judge Amy Coney Barrett rejects that model as unconstitutional. Democrats have therefore rejected her. Americans, though, are welcoming Judge Barrett as a justice who will serve the entire United States by upholding our Constitution.”