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Holcomb, GOP Governors Urge Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett

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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.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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