By Faith and Freedom Staff
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this week that “we have the votes” to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Born 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Judge Barrett has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since November 2, 2017. Her impressive career includes private and public practice—and a clerkship for the legendary Antonin Scalia.
Of course, there is much more to Judge Barrett than her professional career. She is a wife and mom who by all accounts is passionately devoted to her family. And as the radical left attacks her faith and stance for life, even those who don’t share her views have been forced to confess to Barrett’s high level of competence.
Take for example, two members of the American Bar Association (ABA). During this week’s hearings, the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary Chair, Randall Noel, and the ABA Lead Evaluator Pamela Roberts testified that Judge Barrett meets the ABA’s highest standards.
Noel testified that “We gave Judge Barrett a rating of well-qualified, as you know, our highest rating … We interviewed Judge Barrett for over three and a half hours, Ms. Roberts and I, and we received additional information from her in the interim. The Standing Committee concluded that Judge Barrett’s integrity, judicial temperament, professional competence met the very high standards for appointment to our Supreme Court. Our rating of ‘Well Qualified’ reflects the consensus of her peers that know her best.”
Roberts, the Lead Evaluator for the ABA noted “Judge Barrett has earned and enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and outstanding character. Judges and lawyers alike uniformly extolled the nominee’s integrity…Given the breadth, depth, and strength of the feedback we received, the Standing Committee concluded that Judge Barrett had demonstrated professional competence to exceptional and sufficiently outstanding to be rated ‘Well Qualified.’”
Upon hearing this testimony, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham R-SC, asked the two witnesses, “Simply put, would both of you feel comfortable going before Judge Barrett?”
Noel and Roberts both replied: “Absolutely.” And when the Chairman asked if their they believed Barrett would be a fair and impartial justice Noel said that there was “no doubt” and Roberts agreed.
It’s time for Amy Coney Barrett to become a Supreme Court Justice.