October 26, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Throughout this confirmation process, Judge Amy Coney Barrett proved time and again why she will make a tremendous addition to the Supreme Court. She clearly understands that the role of a judge is to interpret and apply the law and the Constitution as they are written, not as she wishes they were written. She is a brilliant jurist with the right temperament to serve on the nation’s highest court. The effusive praise she received from colleagues, students, and even those who disagreed with her judicial philosophy spoke not only to her professional credentials, but also her personal character. I was proud to have the opportunity to support Judge Barrett’s confirmation and look forward to seeing her sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.”
In a Meet the Press interview the day after President Trump announced Judge Barrett’s nomination, Blunt said he was eager to vote for her confirmation and made clear that the confirmation process was in line with well-established historical precedent.