U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett accepted President Donald Trump’s nomination to become the next Supreme Court Justice at the White House Rose Garden Saturday afternoon.
While reporting on the president’s nomination, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer expressed, “Clearly Judge Amy Coney Barrett is highly qualified as a jurist. She has a wonderful, wonderful personal story.”
Wolf Blitzer praises the president’s nomination:
Meanwhile, Ariane de Vogue, who covers news on the Supreme Court and legal issues for CNN, was shouted down on live TV while she was reporting, by a crowd who was gathered at the Supreme Court in support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“CNN is fake news! Fake News! CNN is fake news!” the crowd yelled while de Vogue was reporting near the steps of the Supreme Court.
Blitzer told the CNN reporter, “Ariane, I want you to stand by. We can barely hear what you’re saying because of the crowd behind you. … Stand by for a moment.” Video Below
Ariane de Vogue reports:
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In addition to Wolf Blitzer’s apparent praise for Judge Barrett, CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said that Barrett is a “remarkable person”:
CNN’s Abby Phillip said that Judge Amy Barrett is “widely viewed to be well qualified for this position… that is going to be a tough thing for Democrats to overcome.”
CNN's Abby Phillip reports:
Barrett is "widely viewed to be well qualified for this position…that is going to be a tough thing for Democrats to overcome." pic.twitter.com/wjQ42WPmYV
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Further, former Obama-Biden Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said of Barrett: a “qualified nominee” who is “steeped in the law”:
“Thank you very much Mr. President. I am deeply honored by the confidence you have placed in me,” Judge Amy Coney Barrett said on Saturday. “I fully understand that this is a momentous decision for a President and if the Senate does me the honor of confirming me, I pledge to discharge the responsibility of this job to the best of my ability. I love the United States and I love the United States constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.”