21 Republican Lieutenant Governors Sign Letter to Senate Leadership Supporting Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

“As lieutenant governors, we applaud President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States and strongly encourage the United States Senate to swiftly confirm her appointment. Our request is not founded on partisan affiliation. Rather, we agree that Judge Barrett’s long record of upholding the Constitution and defending the rule of law make her an exceedingly qualified candidate to serve on our nation’s highest court.”

WASHINGTON – The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), today sent a letter to U.S. Senate leadership in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The coalition of lieutenant governors wrote, in part:

“As lieutenant governors, we applaud President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States and strongly encourage the United States Senate to swiftly confirm her appointment. Our request is not founded on partisan affiliation. Rather, we agree that Judge Barrett’s long record of upholding the Constitution and defending the rule of law make her an exceedingly qualified candidate to serve on our nation’s highest court.”

 

“We hope that under your leadership, the U.S. Senate will move quickly to confirm Judge Barrett, and hope that the nomination process will proceed without the vitriol of past confirmations. It is critical that Americans exercise their right to vote with total confidence that a full, nine-member Court could examine any challenges to elections results without the potential of a tie vote. We are confident that upon her confirmation, she will continue to exercise judicial restraint, interpret the law as its written, and respect the Constitution as it was originally laid out by our Framers.”

Click here to view the letter in its entirety.
Iowa Lieutenant Governor and RLGA Chairman Adam Gregg said of the letter, “President Trump has yet again delivered for the American people by nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has an outstanding record as a fair and Constitutional jurist and will serve on the Court with great integrity. I am proud to join 20 of my Republican lieutenant governor colleagues from across the country in urging Senate leadership to expeditiously confirm her nomination.”
The letter was signed by the following lieutenant governors:

Adam Gregg, Lieutenant Governor, Iowa – RLGA Chairman

Jeanette Nuñez, Lieutenant Governor, Florida – RLGA Vice Chairman

Matt Pinnell, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma – RLGA Finance Chair

Will Ainsworth, Lieutenant Governor, Alabama

Kevin Meyer, Lieutenant Governor, Alaska

Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor, Arkansas

Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor, Georgia

Janice McGeachin, Lieutenant Governor, Idaho

Suzanne Crouch, Lieutenant Governor, Indiana

Billy Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor, Louisiana

Delbert Hosemann, Lieutenant Governor, Mississippi

Mike Kehoe, Lieutenant Governor, Missouri

Mike Foley, Lieutenant Governor, Nebraska

Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

Brent Sanford, Lieutenant Governor, North Dakota

Jon Husted, Lieutenant Governor, Ohio

Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor, South Carolina

Larry Rhoden, Lieutenant Governor, South Dakota

Randy McNally, Lieutenant Governor, Tennessee

Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, Texas

Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor, Utah

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