FoxNews.com reports that
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, fresh off her confirmation to serve as an associate justice on the nation’s highest court, took her constitutional oath on Monday at the White House.
The Supreme Court said in a press release that Barrett will be able to start her new role after Chief Justice John Roberts administers her judicial oath on Tuesday. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath at Monday’s ceremony.
Thomas has long been considered one of the more conservative justices on the court, along with Barrett’s mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Echoing her mentor, Barrett underscored the need for a separation of powers between the judicial and legislative branches.
“It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences,” Barrett said to an audience on the South Lawn of the White House. “In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give into them. Federal judges don’t stand for election. Thus, they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people.”
The separation of duty is what makes the judiciary distinct, she said.
“A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her,” she said.
The Senate confirmed Barrett with a 52-48 vote. All 45 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats opposed her confirmation.
Controversial from the start, her confirmation prompted a wave of backlash on Monday. Almost immediately after the Senate voted, Democratic lawmakers panned the decision while some called demanded leaders “expand the court.”
Barrett’s confirmation solidified a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court, and gave Trump another victory as he headed into election day.
Whoever wins on Nov. 3 will likely have major consequences on the Supreme Court as an American institution. Former Vice President Joe Biden has mostly refused to answer questions about whether he would pack the courts.
On Monday, Biden said that he might be open to shifting Supreme Court justices to lower courts if elected president, noting that he hadn’t made any judgment yet on the issue.
“There is some literature among constitutional scholars about the possibility of going from one court to another court, not just always staying the whole time in the Supreme Court but I have made no judgment,” Biden said at a campaign stop in Chester, Pa.
He went on to say that “there are just a group of serious constitutional scholars, have a number of ideas how we should proceed from this point on.”
“That’s what we’re going to be doing. We’re going to give them 180 days God-willing if I’m elected, from the time I’m sworn in to be able to make such a recommendation.”
During an interview with “60 Minutes,” Biden said he would set up a commission that would make recommendations for reforming the court system.
“I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack,” he said.
What has played out before our eyes since the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg concerning the highest court in that land is a clue to the crux of matter as to what is at stake in the 2020 Presidential Election, just one week away.
The Supreme Court rules on the Constitutionality of the laws of our land.
The House and the Senate draw up and pass bills which the President signs into law.
The Far Left Democrats are so desperate to control America and its citizens’ daily lives from cradle to grave that they are willing to expand the Supreme Court and even to add states in order to accomplish their quest for power.
All their crying concerning the “fairness” of Donald J. Trump choosing Judge Barrett to fill the seat of Justice Ginsburg has been nothing but a smokescreen of selfishness and egotism.
They knew that the President had every right to fill the empty seat of the Supreme Court.
The Democrats were desperate to maintain a majority by adding another Liberal to join turncoat Justice Roberts.
They knew that if a Conservative Majority were seated on the court that they would follow the letter of the law…instead of interpreting the Constitution to meet the Marxist Dreams of the Far Left Democrats.
For example, not allow mail-in votes that “suddenly appear” after November 3rd to be counted.
Make no mistake…the Democrats’ wailing and gnashing of teeth was never about fairness.
It was always about political power.
Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men who pledged their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to the fight for our future as a Sovereign Nation.
They left us a blueprint.
We must not let the followers of a failed political philosophy which has not worked anywhere which have constantly tried to rewrite that document which has served our country and its citizens so well to win the power of the Oval Office.
Our future as a Sovereign Nation is at stake next Tuesday.
Until He Comes,