CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“President Trump has selected another outstanding Supreme Court candidate by nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett has had a distinguished career as a law professor, law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, and federal appellate judge. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to the rule of law and to carefully considering the text and history of the Constitution. I look forward to meeting with Judge Barrett soon as the Senate moves forward with the confirmation process and will consider her based on her merits as West Virginians would expect me to do.”

Barrett was nominated by President Trump Saturday via a live news conference.