Statement from ORP Chairman on Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

Statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timken on President Trump’s Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court

Columbus,OH – Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken released the following statement regarding Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the court:

“President Trump has officially nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Those who know her are confident she will uphold, respect and defend the Constitution as originally intended.”

“As a wife and mother of seven children, Barrett is proof that women can accomplish anything they choose. Filling Justice Ginsburg’s vacant seat will be an ambitious task, but I look forward to another pioneering woman sitting on our country’s highest court.”

“Ohio Senator Rob Portman has expressed his readiness to take President Trump’s choice into consideration. It is imperative that other Senate Republicans follow suit. The Democrats hoping to block Barrett’s nomination are the very same ones who ardently supported President Obama’s nominee in 2016. The Constitution is clear, and U.S. Senators are duty bound to follow it.”

“I look forward to the Senate confirming Amy Coney Barrett as the next Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.”