Congressman Keller The Hill Op-Ed: “A Judge to Uphold the Constitution”

October 15, 2020
Press Release
Defends Judge Barrett’s SCOTUS qualifications, says Senate should confirm her “without hesitation”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) published an Op-Ed in The Hill highlighting Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s renowned credentials as a jurist and a brilliant legal scholar worthy of serving on the United States Supreme Court.

 

The Op-Ed outlines Washington Democrats’ blatant attempts to obstruct Judge Barrett’s path to the Supreme Court in order to fulfill their vision of a partisan, packed court that legislates from the bench.

 

Here are some excerpts:

 

The political scuffle that erupted in the aftermath of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court proves that Washington Democrats will misrepresent the role of the judiciary to score political points.

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However, unlike Washington Democrats, Republicans do not root for outcomes before the courts. We recognize that judges have a singular responsibility to uphold the Constitution.

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Democrats’ criticisms of Judge Barrett are rooted in the specious claim that confirming Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court would ensure the court’s overturning of Obamacare. This is nothing more than an election year scare tactic.

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After all, if Washington Democrats truly believed that Obamacare is constitutional, they should have nothing to worry about given Judge Barrett’s strict adherence to the Constitution.

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The shameful attacks on Judge Barrett only serve to highlight the left’s predilection for activist judges who seek to usurp the Constitution and legislate from the bench, instead of carrying out the important task with which the judiciary has always been charged.

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…Judge Barrett has demonstrated a sound understanding of the Constitutional role of the judiciary and is eminently qualified to serve as a member of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate should confirm her without hesitation.”

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You can read the Op-Ed in full HERE.

 

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