Sen. Mike Crapo and other Idaho officials comment on Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

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Brad Little
Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 00:49:35-04

Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued a comment Saturday on President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice for the United States Supreme Court.

"Congratulations to Judge Barrett for this high honor," Crapo said in the statement. "I take seriously my constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review this nomination, and have long maintained that judges at every level of our judicial system must interpret the law as it is written, not legislate new positions from the bench. As the confirmation process continues, I look forward to the opportunity to meet with Judge Barrett to learn and understand more deeply about her judicial philosophy. I will conduct all due diligence to ensure my consideration of and votes regarding her nomination remain consistent with the principles and values of Idahoans."

Senator Crapo is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and attended Judge Barrett's nomination in-person at the White House Rose Garden.

Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) also commenting on Judge Barrett's nomination, saying "Judge Barrett has a reputation as an exemplary jurist and Constitutionalist, and I look forward to meeting with her to learn more about her judicial philosophy."

Governor Brad Little tweeted in support of the nomination, saying "Idaho supports President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee!"

Judge Barrett currently serves as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before serving on the Seventh Circuit, she previously spent two years under late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Barrett served as a professor of Law at Notre Dame as well as a visiting associate professor at the George Washington University Law School.

If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Barrett will fill the seat of the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Confirmation hearings for Judge Barrett are to be held by the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, Oct. 12, and end Thursday, Oct. 15.