U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement after voting to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I have never seen a more talented, more articulate nominee for the United States Supreme Court than I have in this new justice, Amy Coney Barrett.

“I think she will make us all proud. We have no idea the specific decisions that she will make, but I do know she was taught under the guidance of Justice Scalia, one of the great heroes of the Supreme Court. I think she will interpret the law as it is written by the legislative branch, and I think she will interpret the Constitution as it was written by our Founding Fathers.

“This is a very significant day. I could not be more delighted in the outcome, and I give my best wishes to Justice Barrett.”

Justice Barrett is the third justice to be confirmed to the Supreme Court during President Donald J. Trump’s presidency.


Release from Senator Roger Wicker.