By Mary Francis Hoots
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke with Channel 3 just a day after President Trump announced his U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
She was at the White House when Amy Coney Barrett was announced as President Trump’s pick to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
Blackburn, who has been a loyal supporter of President Trump, also supports the President’s pick and would like to get her confirmed before the election on November 3rd. She says Barrett is a woman of high character, who has a strong, curious intellect.
“She is so well-qualified. She is known as being a good, solid independent jurist,” said Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator (R) from Tennessee.
Blackburn praised Trump’s selection of Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We think that having women on the court is important. We think that having a conservative woman. Someone that is a constitutionalist, a traditionalist is important,” Blackburn said.
Blackburn believes Barrett is a true constitutionalist, and she will uphold the rule of law.
“She fully understands that a jurist should not be making policy on the bench. That is the job of the legislative branch,” Blackburn said.
Blackburn tells us Saturday President Trump mentioned several times that people from the left and right say Barrett has a strong, curious intellect, which is what helped solidify her as the nominee.
Barrett is a devout Catholic and the mother of seven children, one with down syndrome and two adopted from Haiti. That also helped in the decision.
“Woman of a conservative value set, who is pro-life, pro-family, pro-business, pro-religion,” said Blackburn.
Blackburn says the position is going to be filled soon.
“It’s the President’s constitutional duty to,” she told us.
They would like to have Barrett on the floor before the election. The first hearing for confirmation is just fifteen days away on October 12th.