Gov. Eric Holcomb joined 23 other Republican governors Friday to urge the Senate to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a letter to Senate leaders, the Republican Governors Association says it supports the judicial philosophy of President Donald Trump’s nominee and praises her “legal brilliance, independence, thoughtfulness, and impartiality.”
Barrett, currently a federal appellate judge, is also a University of Notre Dame professor.
Democrats have staunchly opposed the nomination, arguing Republicans should wait until after the election to confirm someone to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s high court.
Barrett’s critics charge that she will help to overturn Roe v. Wade, the long-standing abortion rights precedent, and vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act.