CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding 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.”


Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by a bipartisan vote of 55-43 on October 31, 2017. Every Republican senator, along with three Democrats—Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) voted to confirm Judge Barrett. Senator Capito also voted to confirm Judge Barrett and spoke on the Senate floor in support of her nomination. 

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