Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will reportedly administer the oath of office to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett if she is confirmed Monday by the Senate.
“Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight,” said a senior White House official, according to the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. (RELATED: Romney Says He Will Vote For Amy Coney Barrett After Meeting With Her)
From a senior WH official: “Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 26, 2020
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is scheduled to administer the oath of office to Amy Coney Barrett tonight at the White House, according to a senior White House official.
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) October 26, 2020
The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee Monday night at 7:25 p.m. ET. Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, two crucial confirmation votes, have stated they intend to vote Barret into the high court.
“I have no doubt about her intellect. I have no doubt about Judge Barrett’s judicial temperament,” said Murkowski in a Saturday speech on the Senate floor. “I have no doubt about her capability to do the job.” (RELATED: Sen Lisa Murkowski Has Said She Will Not Vote On Any Supreme Court Nominee Until After The Inauguration)
She added, “I have concluded that she is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court.”
If her confirmation is successful, a ceremony to celebrate Barrett’s new position will be held at the White House.