WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the President's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
"Amy Coney Barrett is a highly-respected jurist with distinguished legal and academic credentials. My constitutional role to provide advice and consent on a Supreme Court nomination is one of my most serious responsibilities as a senator, and I believe our next justice must faithfully apply the law and our Constitution, impartially and regardless of policy preferences. I look forward to meeting with Judge Barrett, reviewing her record thoroughly, and carefully evaluating her qualifications."