UNITED STATES−On Thursday, October 8, two dozen U.S. governors wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate encouraging the confirmation of SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett including Kay Ivey (AL), Mike Dunleavey (AK), Asa Hutchinson (AR), Doug Ducey (AZ), Ron DeSantis (FL), Brian Kemp (GA), Brad Little (ID), Eric Holcomb (IN), Kim Reynolds (IA), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Henry McMaster (SC), Kristi Noem (SD), Bill Lee (TN), Gary Herbert (UT), Jim Justice (WV) and Mark Gordon (WY).
Senators Lindsay Graham (SC), Richard Shelby (AL), U.S. Representatives; Mike Rodgers (AL-03), Martha Roby (AL-02) also supported Barrett.
Will Ainsworth, Lt. Attorney General of AL, Steve Marshall (AL) joined a coalition with 22 other Lt. Governors in support of Barret’s SCOTUS judicial confirmation.
— The RGA (@GOPGovs) October 9, 2020
The letter penned by Republican governors was sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Lindsay Graham and ranking Senate member Dianne Feinstein (CA).
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, AL Lt. Governor, Will Ainsworth, U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby (AL) have all met with Barret. Jr. Senator, and COVID survivor Thom Tillis (NC) all publicly rallied for Barrett to be confirmed.
On September 22, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett has been publicly criticized for her Catholic faith and pro-life views. Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Presidential candidate Joe Biden who have been openly pro-abortion are attempting to withhold the confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice until after the election to lessen the chance of having a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court
Received a call from President @realDonaldTrump tonight. He's feeling great and working hard for the American people. Told him I'm recovering and look forward to getting back to the Senate and confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 6, 2020
“The party of ‘inclusion’ & ‘tolerance,’ thinks it is ok to bash a person b/c of her religion! While it has long been acceptable to Democrats to criticize Catholics, the depths of their current smear campaign on Amy Coney Barrett is unprecedented! Imagine she was a Muslim,” @DollyMariaMadi1 commented.
“A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate healthcare for millions in the middle of the COVID pandemic,” tweeted Schumer.