Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:

“I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Given Judge Barrett’s intellect, strong legal credentials, and impeccable character, I was proud to support her confirmation to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. These same attributes will serve her well on the nation’s highest court. As a working mother with young children, Judge Barrett would also bring to the Supreme Court a background that will add to its diversity.

“Importantly, Judge Barrett has shown an unfailing commitment to the proper role of a judge – which is to apply the law, including the U.S. Constitution, as written, and not to decide cases based on a preferred policy or outcome. I look forward to reviewing Judge Barrett’s record further in the coming weeks and speaking with her soon as I consider her nomination.”