Nashville, TN — On the heels of the United States Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Bill Hagerty, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Judge Amy Coney Barrett – our next associate justice of the Supreme Court,” said Bill Hagerty. “Judge Barrett proved herself highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. She is a well-respected jurist – a solid constitutionalist, who will steadfastly serve our nation. Judge Barrett will be an impartial and stalwart interpreter of the Constitution, not a policymaker who will create new laws consistent with an activist agenda. I commend the Republican Senate for fulfilling their constitutional duty, by providing advice and consent and conducting a hearing to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Judge Barrett’s confirmation is a vital step in protecting our constitutional rights. Should the Democrats retaliate by attempting to pack the court with liberal activist judges, I will – if elected as Tennessee’s U.S. Senator – oppose any effort to make the Supreme Court into a rubber stamp for the Democrats’ left-wing agenda.”

Bill Hagerty is the Republican nominee for Senate in Tennessee. Hagerty earned President Trump’s “complete and total” endorsement on multiple occasions to be Tennessee’s next United States Senator after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. To learn more about Bill Hagerty, visit