WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, an experienced jurist who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, to be a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
“I am extremely pleased with President Trump’s selection in nominating Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. From her clerkship for the late Justice Scalia to her tenure on the 7th Circuit, Judge Barrett has had a distinguished career and has proven her commitment to the rule of law.
“Our next Supreme Court Justice must be a steadfast supporter of upholding our nation’s Constitution. I have no doubt in Judge Barrett’s qualifications and I look forward to supporting her nomination.”