By E. K Benj, Virginia, USA
US President Donald Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the US Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
In an email to his supporters minutes ago, Trump says;
“I am proud to present to you our next Supreme Court Justice: Amy Coney Barrett.
I promised you that I would appoint a true American Patriot, who has a demonstrated background of upholding the Constitution and our Nation’s rule of law, and I could think of no one more qualified or right for the job than Amy Coney Barrett.
Confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is critical to Making America Great Again.
The Democrats have already said they’re going to OBSTRUCT us at every turn. I know we can get this done – it’s critical that we do – but I cannot do it alone. I need your help.
This is our opportunity to take BACK our Country. It’s time to send a message to the Radical Left that the Silent Majority will NO LONGER be silenced and we will FILL THAT SEAT!” Trump says.
Trump vowed last week that he would nominate a woman for the vacancy within a week, saying he had an “obligation” to act without delay.
Standing next to Barrett in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, Trump called the judge “eminently qualified” for the job. He said she will decide cases “based on the text of the constitution, as written.”
Barrett, 48, currently serves on the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. If confirmed, she’ll be the only Supreme Court justice who didn’t attend Harvard or Yale University — and the first who didn’t get an Ivy League law degree since the late John Paul Stevens was nominated in 1975. Barrett, a New Orleans native, attended Notre Dame University, where she graduated first in her class in 1997