There is now another conservative justice sitting on the United States Supreme Court.
On Monday afternoon, Senate Republicans confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett and on Monday night she was sworn in on the lawn of the White House by Justice Clarence Thomas.
Trump has once again delivered on a promise.
The Hill reports:
Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas
Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court at a White House ceremony Monday evening, capping a weeks-long partisan fight over her nomination.
President Trump looked on as Justice Clarence Thomas administered the official constitutional oath to Barrett before a crowd on the South Lawn of the White House, roughly an hour after the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed Trump’s third nominee to the high court in a largely party-line vote. They stood on the White House balcony, which was decorated with American flags.
“This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution, and for the fair and impartial rule of law,” Trump, who had just returned from campaigning in Pennsylvania, said in prepared remarks before Thomas administered the oath. “She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal scholars and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land.”
Barrett also made remarks:
“The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor, and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences,” she continued.
Watch Trump speaking at the ceremony:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett "is one of our Nation's most brilliant legal scholars, and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land." pic.twitter.com/ovfmfXkp2e
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 27, 2020
Watch the swearing in below:
Watch Justice Clarence Thomas swear in Justice Amy Coney Barrett. pic.twitter.com/gHH7nkZjxO
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 27, 2020
Here are Coney Barrett’s remarks:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers remarks after her confirmation and oath of office pic.twitter.com/vxIFO5iJaA
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 27, 2020
We are living in history. A truly amazing moment.