Federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, gave an acceptance speech on Saturday afternoon after President Donald Trump nominated her to the Supreme Court.
“I love the United States, and I love the United States’ constitution,” Barrett said. “I’m truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court. Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me.”
“The flag of the United States is still flying at half-staff in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to mark the end of a great American life,” Barrett continued. “Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession. But she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. For that, she has won the admiration of women across the country and indeed, all over the world. She was a woman of enormous talent and consequence, and her life of public service serves as an example to us all.”
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