Senate Republicans celebrate Barrett confirmation

Republican Senators celebrated the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by a deeply divided Senate late Monday. The vote installs President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election. (Oct. 27)

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BILL CASSIDY: Justice Barrett's confirmation-- judge, now Justice Barrett's confirmation-- is more than just a point of pride for family back home. It's an affirmation that the timeless values of faith, and family, and community still matter and still produce somebody who doesn't just represent those values but also has a deeply rooted sense of fairness.

JONI ERNST: I am so very proud of her, the way she held herself during this difficult last two weeks, her incredible demeanor, her-- her temperance. Just extraordinary. And we have witnessed now the fact that a conservative woman can move ahead, not be marginalized by the people on the left, and the fact that we can now push back and say, you know, women can choose to marry who they want to marry. They can choose whatever career path they want to engage in.

They can be the mother of seven beautiful children. They can be a woman of faith. They do not have to march in lockstep with what the Democrats think of as an ideal woman.

MARSHA BLACKBURN: We know that part of their frustration was born out of the fact that Justice Barrett would not submit-- she would not submit to the women's agenda that the leftists think that a woman has to submit to in order to be recognized as accomplished, as fully female.

TED CRUZ: Today, President Donald Trump delivered on one of the central promises he made to the American people-- to nominate principled constitutionalists to the US Supreme Court. Today, the Republican majority in the United States Senate delivered on one of the principle promises we made to the American people-- to confirm principled constitutionalists to the US Supreme Court.

JOHN BARRASSO: We have now the Republican Senate in the last four years confirmed three conservative justices to the Supreme Court-- three in the last four years. It wasn't until since the time of Dwight David Eisenhower, when he was president, that any president confirmed more. And he was president for eight years.