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Amy Coney Barrett says she was offered a Supreme Court seat just 3 days after RBG died

Published by Yahoo on Wed, 30 Sep 2020


President Trump didn't take long to settle on nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.Trump formally nominated the conservative 7th Circuit judge to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday. But in Barrett's Senate questionnaire released Tuesday, Barrett said she actually got the job days earlier.Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18. The next day, Barrett got a call from White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the vacancy, she said in the questionnaire. She spoke to Cipollone and Meadows on Sunday, who invited her to Washington, D.C.; "President Trump later called to confirm the invitation," she said. And on Monday, Sept. 21, Barrett met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Cipollone and Meadows in person. "The president offered me the nomination on that day, and I accepted," Barrett said. Trump didn't announce her nomination until Saturday out of respect for Ginsburg, he said.> NEW ' Amy Coney Barrett's formal questionnaire has been submitted to the Judiciary Committee. Below are details of her selection process for the nomination. It says she was offered the nomination by Trump on Monday, Sept 21 pic.twitter.com/J7quVa6Spw> > ' Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 29, 2020While Barrett was reported to be a strong favorite to replace Ginsburg, 11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa and other conservatives also reportedly remained possible nominees throughout the week. But as Barrett tells it, she may have been the only candidate Trump ever seriously considered.More stories from theweek.com The worst presidential debate of all time Trump pummels Biden ' and America 'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy dies at 78
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