Sen. Mike Lee spoke on behalf of the vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
He stated in part:
She will be a justice whose approach to the law – abstaining from policy-making from the bench, deferring to Congress and the states – will ease divisions and allow the Federalism envisioned by our Founders to serve the needs of our pluralistic society.
He added, "Judge Barrett understands that lawmaking by unelected judges is inconsistent with the Constitution and usurps the prerogatives of the legislative branch."
On Sunday, Senate Republicans voted 51-48 to limit debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Barrett, setting up a vote on her confirmation for Monday evening.
Previously, Supreme Court justices needed to clear a 60-vote threshold to advance to the high court, a tradition that forced nominees to win bipartisan support, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., changed the standard in 2017 to allow for a simple majority.