I have joined our nation’s leaders in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing our full confidence in Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court. I am honored to represent the millions of Americans who believe that Judge Barrett, and the people of this great nation, deserve serious discussions about judicial philosophy and qualifications, rather than politics. We have respectfully requested a prompt, fair, and objective hearing and the approval of her nomination.Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
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State Legislative Leaders in All 50 States Support the Nomination of
Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and Urge the
U.S. Senate to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough and Fair Hearing Process
The state legislative leaders joined together to pen a letter to Senate leaders to urge the congressional body to conduct a prompt, thorough, and fair hearing process on Barrett’s nomination.
“President Trump has been transparent with the American people about who he has considered, and he was prompt in putting forth a nominee for your consideration. This was consistent with more than 200 years of precedent. Indeed, there have been more than two dozen Supreme Court vacancies during an election year or before an inauguration. In each of those cases, the sitting president made a nomination to the nation’s highest court,” they wrote in an Oct. 12 letter.
“We ask that you honor your responsibility to give Judge Barrett full and fair consideration and that you approve her nomination as soon as possible. We are confident that she is up to the task of undergoing the Senate’s hearing process and will demonstrate how qualified she is to sit on the highest court of our land.”
The group of legislators said Barrett, a federal judge, has “undeniable” qualifications, citing her time as a Supreme Court law clerk and as a legal scholar at Notre Dame.
The lawmakers said they respect the right of senators to vote for or against Barrett but called for “serious discussions about judicial philosophy and qualifications, rather than politics,” mentioning the circus-like atmosphere that unfolded during the vetting of President Donald Trump’s last nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is starting several days of hearings on Barrett’s nomination on Monday.
The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary said in a letter to Graham and Feinstein on Sunday that a majority of members determined Barrett is well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The rest said she is qualified.
Twenty-five Republican governors sent a letter to McConnell, Schumer, Graham, and Feinstein over the weekend calling for the Senate to confirm Barrett.
“A brilliant jurist and respected legal scholar, Judge Barrett has been unwavering in her commitment to constitutional originalism. I enthusiastically join my fellow governors in calling on the U.S. Senate to promptly confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett”Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey