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Holcomb, GOP Governors Urge Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett

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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