Federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett today accepted the nomination from President Donald Trump to serve on the Supreme Court. During her acceptance speech, she promised she would uphold the rule of law and spoke highly of the value of her family.
“I love the United States and I love the Constitution of the United States,” she exclaimed.
“The president has nominated me to serve on the United States Supreme Court. And that institution belongs to all of us. If confirmed, I would not assume that role for the sake of those in my own circle and certainly not for my own sake. I would assume this role to serve you,” Barrett said.
In words that will be comforting to pro-life Americans upset by the Supreme Court making pro-abortion law from the bench in Roe v. Wade, Judge Barrett added: “A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”
“If the Senate does me the honor of confirming me, I pledge to discharge the responsibilities of this job to the best of my ability. I love the U.S. and I love the U.S. Constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court,” she said.