In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics ‘Superspreader’ Rose Backyard Ceremony
Judge Barrett, 48, who has seven children, will be the youngest member of the current court, his third wife, sixth Catholic, and his only lawyer outside of the Ivy League. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she later taught, she has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since Mr. Trump’s appointment in 2017 and has become a Conservative favorite. Her Supreme Court nomination was Mr Trump’s third, the highest any president has had in any tenure since Richard M. Nixon, and an important piece of identification for Republican voters interested in justice.
In her own remarks on Monday, Justice Barrett, whose short-sleeved black dress contrasted with the president’s heavy black coat on a crisp 55-degree evening, described the Senate’s swift approval as a “rigorous verification process,” a characterization of the Democrats highly controversial .
But she seemed intent on sending the message that she would not simply do Mr. Trump’s bid three times with the words “independent” or “independence” even though he specifically said he would like to let her sit before the election so that they can cast their vote in the event of a dispute over the vote.
“A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the President, but also from private convictions that might otherwise move them,” said Justice Barrett after he was sworn in. “The oath I took solemnly tonight,” she added. Its gist is that I will do my job without fear or favor, regardless of political branch or my own preferences. “
Oct. 27, 2020, 9:37 am ET
Neither Democrats nor Republicans seemed to believe this, but praised or condemned their confirmation as a victory for Conservatives and defeat for Liberals. Your replacement of Justice Ginsburg means that the Conservative wing now controls Supreme Court 6-3, ushering in a new era of jurisdiction, not only in the upcoming elections but also on important issues like abortion, gay rights and health care.
House Judiciary Committee Republicans, led by Ohio’s Jim Jordan, one of Trump’s most outspoken allies, mocked Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in 2016 after the Senate’s evening vote.