U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photo: Wikipedia

JACKSON, Wyo. — Two-thirds of Wyoming’s leadership in Washington recently announced their support for the President’s choice for the Supreme Court.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, expressed support for the president’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“My congratulations to Judge Barrett and her family. I look forward to reviewing her judicial record and other writings and following her confirmation hearings,” Barrasso stated. “This is a historic choice by the president. Judge Barrett is a highly qualified nominee. She will apply the law, not legislate from the bench.”

Barrasso added he expects the Senate to Barrett “full and fair consideration, and a timely vote on the Senate floor.”

House Republican Conference Chair and Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) also backed President Trump’s choice to replace the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

“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.”

Sen. Mike Enzi has not yet made a statement about the Supreme Court nominee.