It's Official: President Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to Supreme Court, calling her "a woman of unparalleled achievement" in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.

Barrett, a mother of seven, is Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week.

Barrett is a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to an Associated Press report, she is devout Roman Catholic who has been praised by religious conservatives as the ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.

Barrett, the AP report continued, says her judicial philosophy is the same as that of her mentor, Justice Antonin Scalia. Barrett was a clerk for Scalia, who died in 2016. Barrett said Saturday that Scalia’s “judicial philosophy is mine too.”

“Judges must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers,” she said.

Barrett's nomination process promises to be contentious. It's already started.