Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted Praise Barrett's Confirmation To The Supreme Court

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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a justice on the United States Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 26 with a vote of 52-48.  It only required a majority for Barrett to be confirmed.  All Democratic Senate member voted against the confirmation.  All Republican Senate members, except for Susan Collins of Maine, was the only Republican Senate member to vote against Barrett's confirmation.  Barrett will fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Shortly after Barrett's confirmation, both Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted released statements to praise the confirmation. 

"I applaud the Senate majority for confirming President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is both highly qualified and highly respected. She will be an excellent addition to our nation's highest court," DeWine said in a statement.

“I welcome the action of the U.S. Senate today for completing its responsibility to advise and consent on the President’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court," Husted said, adding that Justice Barrett has proven she is qualified, and her character and intellect have earned the respect of people of all judicial philosophies. 

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