Amy Coney Barrett accepted the nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday, laying out her beliefs about the role of a judge during prepared remarks.
Barrett said that judges “are not policymakers and “must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”
The circuit judge’s speech came immediately after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr ‘has brought shame’ on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump’s No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE announced his plans to nominate her.
She described her judicial philosophy as the same as the late Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked years ago.
“A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold,” Barrett said.
Barrett also paid