Several Republican senators questioned the Democrats over the smear campaign they have launched against Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she was nominated to the Supreme Court vacancy following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30, a group of Republican senators consisting of Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss. ), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) exposed the double standards employed in the treatment of ambitious and successful women who are particularly conservative.
Republican Sen. Kelly Loefler (R-Ga.) said, “We know that the worst elements of the left will come after Judge Amy Coney Barrett with everything they have.”
“But as someone who has stood up to the radical left’s cancel culture and won, my advice for a fellow strong woman is this: Keep going, keep pushing, keep fighting, and keep winning,” Loefler added.
Blackburn said, “We are so pleased to have someone who is so accomplished. Who is so widely applauded by her colleagues, whether they’re coming from the left or the right. … Someone with an appreciation for the Constitution, an appreciation for the rule of law.”
Blackburn, who is part of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged with vetting Barrett criticized the Democrats during an interview last Sunday on “Fox and Friends,” accusing them of “demonizing” Barrett after asserting that she was an “extreme jurist who will decimate health care.”
“I think it is very petty of them not to even open the door and sit down and have a conversation. But … this is how the left treats conservative women,” Blackburn added.
Meanwhile, Ernst said Barrett’s nomination would help young women see an opportunity in politics, especially those who want to be mothers.
According to Townhall, the group of Republican senators called for recognition of the role that Judge Barrett now plays, noting that she is a woman who broke through the barriers of a male-dominated field, highlighting her performance on the for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals while caring for her school-age children, a situation that has been used by Democrats to discredit her.
As the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, in recent weeks Republican senators have advocated for the defense of the newly appointed judge, like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) who, prior to Barrett’s appointment last week, established a “war room” to counter attacks on President Trump’s nominee and promote her.
“Today, I am launching an emergency Supreme Court War Room at scotuswarroom.com to help President Trump fulfill his constitutional duty to appoint the next Supreme Court justice,” Cotton wrote on Twitter.