U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pledged in July that he would only support nominees for the Supreme Court whose record demonstrated that they understood Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. Judge Amy Coney Barrett met this standard and earned his vote for her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Hawley released the following statement after the Senate vote:
"History has been made with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. She is the most openly pro-life Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed in my lifetime. Despite being the subject of vicious attacks by the left for years, she refused to give in to the unconstitutional religious tests that Democrats sought to impose against her. This religious bigotry failed and must never be repeated.
"Judge Barrett is a stellar intellect and a fair and impartial jurist. With this confirmation, our nation’s highest Court is now more committed than ever to the rule of law and to upholding our fundamental constitutional rights. President Trump and Senate Republicans were elected to put strong constitutionalists on the Supreme Court, and that is exactly what we have in Justice Barrett."
Senator Hawley spoke about Judge Barrett’s faith and pro-life views on the Senate floor this afternoon ahead of the vote. Watch his full remarks here.