Ernst Helps Advance Judge Barrett Unanimously Out of Judiciary Committee

Democrats on the committee failed to “show up to work.”

WASHINGTON—With U.S. Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) support, Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously. Barrett’s nomination will now go before the full Senate for a final vote.
 
“Throughout her legal and academic career, and again during her confirmation hearings last week, Judge Barrett has demonstrated she has the character and disposition Iowans, and all Americans, are looking for in a Supreme Court Justice. Despite the Left’s best attempts to project their views on Judge Barrett and attack her faith and family, she made a clear case that she would be a thoughtful, restrained and wise Supreme Court justice who would defend the Constitution.
 
“What the Democrats did today was simply fail to show up to work. Hardworking Iowans go to work every day, and that’s what they expect of their senators, which is why I showed up and proudly supported Judge Barrett’s nomination.
 
“I’m grateful for Judge Barrett’s willingness to serve our country on the Supreme Court. As a working mom of seven, she’s an inspiration to young women across the country, and a terrific choice to sit on our nation’s highest court,” said Senator Ernst, one of the first female Republicans to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 
Yesterday, Senator Ernst spoke on the Senate floor about Judge Barrett’s character and qualifications, urging her colleagues across the aisle to join her in supporting the nomination.
 
Ernst questioned Judge Barrett during last week’s confirmation hearings, inviting Judge Barrett to discuss her judicial philosophy and offer advice for young women and aspiring lawyers.
 
To read Senator Ernst’s column on Judge Barrett, click here.