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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

The day before, the Senate confirmed her in office by 52 votes to 48.

Amy Coney Barrett was officially sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice on Tuesday.

Justice Barrett, who was confirmed by the Senate the day before, was sworn in by chief justice John Roberts.

Barrett is the third Supreme Court Justice nominated to the position by President Donald Trump. With her arrival, the conservative majority in the court increased to six votes out of nine.

“I am honored to be invited to serve my country in this position,” Barrett said. – I thank the Senate for agreeing to approve my nomination. I am grateful for the trust placed in me, and I pledge to you and the American people that I will perform my duties in the best possible way.”

Democrats opposed the appointment, saying that the decision to choose a candidate for a judge’s position should be left to the discretion of the winner of the presidential election.

“Amy Coney Barrett’s hasty and unprecedented confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice in the midst of an election should remind all Americans that every vote matters,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday.

Trump hailed Barrett’s appointment, calling her “one of the best legal experts in the country” and expressing confidence that she would become “an outstanding judge of the country’s highest court.”

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