Lankford Statement on President’s Nominee to Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued a statement after President Trump announced he nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy:

“I look forward to meeting Judge Barrett and considering her nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Her distinguished professional resume includes a law degree from University of Notre Dame, clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia, teaching law at her alma mater, and serving on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a dedicated mother of seven, a wife, and a person of strong faith. She is clearly well prepared for the task. Her education, experience and personal convictions all play an important role in her judicial philosophy as a strict constructionist. The Senate confirmed her nomination for the Seventh Circuit three years ago, so a great deal of the background work on her judicial philosophy has already been done. I supported her nomination in 2017 for the Court of Appeals, and I look forward to working through the process of advice and consent for the highest court in the land.”