U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 52-48.

"Despite the efforts of rabid partisans, Amy Coney Barrett is on the Supreme Court. Progressives tried to destroy her. Conspiracy theorists attacked her faith. Desperate politicians besmirched her character. Some hacks even launched disgusting assaults on her family. But Americans tuned out the nonsense and got to know this tremendously impressive nominee. Justice Barrett is a brilliant originalist who will shape the Supreme Court for generations. This is good news for every American because she rises above the partisan gamesmanship and applies the law faithfully with no hidden agenda. Her loyalty is to the Constitution, and her fearless independence will build confidence in the American system. Congratulations, Justice Barrett."