WATCH LIVE: President Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

By  //  September 26, 2020

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Barrett currently serves as judge on 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

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(FOX NEWS) – President Trump on Saturday announced he has chosen Amy Coney Barrett as his pick to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — a move that could significantly shift the nation’s highest court to the right if she’s confirmed by the Senate.

“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” Trump said in the Rose Garden alongside Barrett.

“She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution — Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”

Barrett, a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, had been considered by Trump for the vacancy left by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2018.

Trump eventually chose now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh instead, but a source told Fox News that she had been at the front of his mind to fill a vacancy by Ginsburg.

“Judge Barrett is a magnificent choice to join the Supreme Court,” said attorney David Volk.

“A very solid legal mind and family oriented person with seven children including two adopted children. This is a strong, impressive person. We can expect her to view her role as one who believes the original intent of our founding fathers in writing the Constitution should be respected rather than viewing herself as one of nine kings and queens who decree how we should live and who legislate from that powerful bench. Of course, the hate machine has revved up and will be in high gear to try to demonize and destroy her.

“Unlike how President Obama’s appointments now serving on the Court were treated, which was respectfully, watch carefully how Judge Barrett is treated. Draw your conclusions about whether you think it is fair and it can help you decide which party is more like you and who you should vote for in the next election,” said Volk.