It’s official – Donald Trump has formally nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court.
The POTUS made the announcement at the White House on Saturday evening and said she is “eminently qualified for the job”.
It is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
The audience at the White House Rose Garden then erupted into applause.
But not everyone was happy with the nomination.
Barrett is a devout Catholic and, as such, she is expected to oppose abortion rights.
She’s previously remarked that the church’s views on prohibiting abortion and euthanasia are “absolute” because they “take away innocent life”.
People were horrified someone with anti-abortion views may assume one of the most powerful positions in the country:
Amy Coney Barrett referred to abortion as “always immoral” and has ruled twice in favor of upholding restrictions t… https://t.co/se1XVOcCXi