(PatriotHeadline.com)- During an interview on Fox News on Sunday, President Donald Trump expressed his belief that Republicans will be able to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice “easily” before the November 3 election. It comes as Democrats push back against the nomination and are reportedly considering boycotting the hearings altogether.
President Trump said there is a “!tremendous amount of time” and that he is “going to try and have it done quickly.”
“I think she’ll be confirmed relatively long before the election,” he added.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump announced that Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett would is his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Accepting the nomination at the White House, Barrett said, “I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I love the United States, and I love the United States Constitution.” pic.twitter.com/PfyogbLGWC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 26, 2020
“I pledge to discharge the responsibilities of this job to the very best of my ability,” she also said during the speech.
President Trump said that he was “looking for somebody that can interpret the Constitution as written” and that he says all the time that Barrett is “very strong on that.”
While Democrats lose their minds over the nomination – and even compare Barrett to the dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale – Barrett continues to speak highly of the late Justice Ginsburg.
“Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me,” she said at the White House. She also said that Ginsburg “not only broke glass ceilings” but “smashed them.”
The issue of the nomination of Supreme Court Judge could well come up in the Tuesday, September 29 debate, and if it does, Biden is likely to repeat his claim that this is the first time a supreme court justice has been nominated while an election is underway. Biden used the argument recently that as people are already voting by mail all over the country, the nomination should wait until after January next year.