27 Oct 2020

Trump pick Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court judge

Washington Correspondent

The city of Johnstown has had its share of suffering. In 1889 more than 2,000 people lost their lives here in one of America’s worst floods. Since then industries have come and gone.

President Trump’s message of making – or keeping – America great strikes a chord here. But so has his mismanagement of the pandemic.

This time around he is being judged on his record, not just his rhetoric. But whatever happens next Tuesday, President Trump is celebrating a major victory: overnight, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court. That will secure a Republican majority in the court for many years to come, and could even influence the election itself.