Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Her confirmation as the successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month, creates a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.

“The Barrett family has captured America’s heart. It is highly fitting that Justice Barrett fills the seat of a true pioneer for women, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Trump said.

One Republican, Susan Collins, voted against the confirmation.

Barrett, 48, declared her independence from Trump and the political process even as the president stood behind her.

“The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core I will do the job without fear or favor and do it independently of the political branches and of my own preferences,” she said.

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