Listen to Amy Coney Barrett's full speech after Supreme Court nomination
Amy Coney Barrett pays tribute to the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia after being formally nominated to serve on the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.
After the Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Barrett spoke at the White House and thanked President Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell, and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Judge Amy Coney Barrett spoke about her family, her education, and the lessons she learned from clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia, on the first day of her Senate confirmation hearings for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Watch her full remarks. Amy Coney Barrett's opening statement before her Senate confirmation hearings begin is analyzed in part by Pete Buttigieg, former Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, on the impact Barret joining the Supreme Court could have on LGBTQ+ and other rights. Judge Amy Coney Barrett delivers her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.