10.25.20

Daines: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Qualifications, Character are Indisputable

Daines casts procedural vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, gives floor speech in support of confirmation

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted YES on a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Daines also spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to our nation’s highest court.

ACB Speech

For a clip of Daines’ remarks click HERE. For full remarks click, HERE.

All Senate Democrats voted NO to advance Judge Barrett's nomination. If the procedural vote failed, it would have stopped the confirmation of Judge Barrett from moving forward. 

Excerpts from Daines’ remarks: 

"Judge Barrett’s qualifications and character are indisputable... 

"Judge Barrett believes judges shouldn’t legislate from the bench... 

"She won’t misuse her power as a judge to impose her policy preferences... 

"And she won’t twist the original—and true—meaning of the Constitution to advance a political agenda - of any kind...

"Judge Barrett will uphold our cherished constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment...

"Judge Barrett’s strong record in support of the Second Amendment can give every law-abiding Montanan who owns a firearm, full confidence that she will NEVER allow the government to take away our guns...

"She will defend the Constitution and protect our Montana way of life, including our Montana jobs... 

"Judge Barrett will not bend to the radical, fringe groups looking to kill Montana timber and coal jobs...

"She will be a fair-minded justice Montanans can be proud of...

"As a mother of seven children and a "Minivan Mom," Judge Barrett is an inspiration to professional women, working moms and school-aged girls across Montana, who can feel certain, there is no American Dream that women can’t achieve...

"As U.S. Senator for Montana, supporting Judge Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is an easy call... 

"She is someone who Montanans will be proud of, and will look up to on the Court..."

ACB Meeting

Daines meets with Judge Barrett on October 1st.