Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney on Saturday issued a statement in support of President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The president on Saturday tapped Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who recently passed away,  on the high court.

Cheney released the following statement in support of Barrett:

“Judge Barrett is an excellent choice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is exceptionally qualified and her record demonstrates an unwavering fidelity to the Constitution. Throughout her career, she has adhered to the fundamental principle that, 'Courts are not arenas for politics. Courts are places where judges discharge the duty to uphold the rule of law.' The people of Wyoming and the nation will be well-served by Judge Barrett and her commitment to interpreting the Constitution and defending the rule of law. I applaud President Trump for nominating her and urge the Senate to move expeditiously to confirm her.”

Democrats have argued that the nominee for the high court should be named by whoever wins the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Barrett must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before taking a seat on the Supreme Court.

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