U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), one of the first female Republicans to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:
“Only 100 years ago, women in this country obtained the right to vote. And today, I was proud to vote to confirm another woman to our nation’s highest court. Throughout her academic and legal career, and in her personal life, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has proven to have the character, temperament, and experience Iowans, and all Americans, look for in a Supreme Court Justice.
“Most importantly, Judge Barrett understands the importance of an independent Supreme Court—one that does not act as a ‘super legislature’—but instead interprets the Constitution and applies the law as written.
“While Judge Barrett may not march in lockstep with the Left’s narrow definition of womanhood, she has withstood the bigoted attacks on her faith and family with grace and respect.
“I am truly grateful to Judge Barrett, and her beautiful family, for her willingness to serve on the Court. Amy Coney Barrett has proven to young women across the world that a mom really can do anything – like serve as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.”