Sen. Pat Toomey announced on Wednesday that he will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Toomey’s office sent out a press release announcing his decision after the GOP Senator met with her on Wednesday.
“Our meeting, along with her record and recent confirmation hearing, affirmed for me that Judge Barrett clearly has the intellect, experience, character, and judicial philosophy needed to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice,” Toomey said in a release. “Importantly, Judge Barrett reiterated to me her strong belief that the proper role of a judge is to apply the law, including the U.S. Constitution, as written, and not to serve as an unelected super legislator who imposes one’s preferred policy outcomes.”
Toomey lauded President Donald Trump nominating her in late-September, saying he was “proud to support” her confirmation to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 and said that the nominee had “shown an unfailing commitment to the proper role of a judge.”
The vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court is expected to take place next week.