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Rep. Chip Roy: Congratulations, Justice Barrett. May God bless you in your future endeavors on the bench.

Austin, TX — U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a former senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and former Special Assistant United States Attorney, released the following confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett by the United States Senate:

“This evening, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“The Senate hearings made very clear that President Donald Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Barrett. She has an exemplary record as a judge on the 7th Circuit, a strong understanding of the Constitution, and an unflappable demeanor that will serve the Court well.

“Not only is Barrett a fantastic judge and legal mind, she’s also an individual dedicated to her family and her faith. For that, Senate Democrats spent weeks trying to malign her character, knowing they couldn’t attack her judicial record because it is without flaw.

“They accused her of stealing her adopted children from Haiti. They questioned whether a person of faith could rule without bias, dismissing entirely that there is no religious test in America that would bar an individual from serving the public. They accused her of sexism.

“At every turn, they attempted to disparage a good person’s name in their pursuit of political power – another page in the sad chapter by Democrats of tearing down conservative women, conservative Hispanic, and conservative black judges for crass political purposes.

“Today was a win for the American People. Furthermore, I hope it serves as a wake up call for Senate Democrats, who have spent decades undermining the integrity of the judiciary committee and have relegated it to a political circus. They see the Judiciary Committee not as a means of ‘advise and consent,’ but as a gladiatorial arena wherein they can feed good men and women to rabid animals for sport. As an attorney on the committee for 5-years, I watched it time and again, whether it was Judges Estrada or Brown.

“My hope is we can walk away from these partisan games and get Congress back into the business of legislating. May my Democratic colleagues see they are legislators and they do not need rely on the courts to legislate their progressive agenda.

“Congratulations, Justice Barrett. May God bless you in your future endeavors on the bench.”

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