On Monday evening, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Only Republicans voted to confirm Barrett, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) being the only Republican senator to vote against the confirmation.
“Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a reminder to millions of Americans why they voted for President Trump in the first place.” The Trump campaign said in a statement. “She is now the third solid, conservative Justice appointed to the Supreme Court by the President and she will apply the Constitution and not turn the Court into a super legislature.”
“Her nomination and confirmation exposed the radical leftist plan to pack the Court by expanding its size, and also put Joe Biden on the spot.” The statement continued. “He must now come clean with the American people, reveal his list of prospective Justices, explain his position on court packing, and stop telling voters that they ‘don’t deserve’ to know what he thinks.”
Justice Clarence Thomas swore Barrett in during a White House ceremony Monday night.
“This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution, and for the fair and impartial rule of law,” President Trump said before Justice Thomas administered the constitutional oath. “She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal scholars and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020