JACKSON, Wyo. — With the Senate Judiciary Committee’s unanimous approval of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, the potential justice-to-be took a step closer today to confirmation.
Both Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have expressed their support for the nominee to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a vote of the Senate floor next week. They are joined by Congresswoman Liz Cheney who also pledged her support.
“After meeting with Judge Barrett, I am confident that she is well qualified to be a member of the Supreme Court,” Enzi said Wednesday. “We had a great conversation that included issues important to Wyoming. She is a remarkable judge and legal scholar with impressive credentials, and I look forward to supporting her nomination.”
Enzi voted to confirm Barrett to the District of Columbia Circuit Court in 2017.
Barrasso referred to Judge Barrett as an “exceptionally qualified and well-respected jurist.”
“Judge Barrett will be true to the Constitution. That’s exactly what people in Wyoming are looking for in a Supreme Court Justice,” Barrasso said. “Judge Barrett will apply the law, not legislate from the bench. I’m looking forward to supporting her confirmation.”
Pending Senate confirmation, Barrett’s SCOTUS confirmation would then move to the House.
Wyoming’s lone representative there, Rep. Liz Cheney, has also expressed her backing of Barrett.
“Judge Barrett is an excellent choice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is exceptionally qualified and her record demonstrates an unwavering fidelity to the Constitution,” Cheney said. “Throughout her career, she has adhered to the fundamental principle that, ‘Courts are not arenas for politics. Courts are places where judges discharge the duty to uphold the rule of law.’ The people of Wyoming and the nation will be well-served by Judge Barrett and her commitment to interpreting the Constitution and defending the rule of law. I applaud President Trump for nominating her and urge the Senate to move expeditiously to confirm her.”