Judge Amy Connie Barat was sworn in as the 115th Supreme Court justice on Monday night in an important appointment ahead of the US presidential election. Previously, the Senate had confirmed his appointment to the post of Supreme Court justice. It is considered a major victory for US President Donald Trump ahead of the presidential election. The Republican-majority Senate confirmed Barratt’s name by 52 to 48 votes.
Judge Clarence Thomas took the constitutional oath to Barrett in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Trump was also present during this time. After taking the oath, Barrett said: “I feel very honored to be here today.” At the same time, Trump said, “This is an important day for America, the US Constitution and a fair and neutral law.”
The new president should have elected
Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has targeted confirmation of Barrett’s name by the Senate, saying the new judge should have picked the winner after winning the election on November 3. The post became vacant following the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the second oath, known as the judicial oath, to former Federal Court of Appeal Judge Barat in a private ceremony in court on Tuesday.