Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement at the conclusion of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s question and answer session with the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“During the past three days, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has impressively shown, time and again, why the American Bar Association has rated her well qualified to serve as a Supreme Court justice based on her integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament.

“Judge Barrett has demonstrated deep legal knowledge, an unfailing commitment to equal justice under the law, and a clear understanding that a judge’s role is to be a neutral umpire, not a policymaker.

“Unfortunately, Senate Democrats continue to embarrass themselves by insisting that the next Supreme Court justice disregard the law and the Constitution by acting as an unelected super legislator who imposes the Democrats’ preferred policy outcomes.             

“I look forward to speaking with Judge Barrett and ultimately supporting her well-deserved confirmation to the Supreme Court.”