– U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined her colleagues Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) for a press conference to discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a jurist and role model, as well as the Left’s double standard when it comes to covering women in public service.

“What I would implore our Senate colleagues—and really the rest of the nation—is to be rejoicing in the fact that we have an accomplished woman to consider, that we have a role model for our girls, our daughters and our granddaughters. And because she has traveled a journey that not many of us get to do, we should use that as an opportunity to inspire that next generation,”
Senator Capito said during the press conference.

Watch Senator Capito’s remarks here

Watch the full press conference here


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.

Senator Capito’s statement on Judge Barrett’s nomination is available

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