WASHINGTON (WPTA21) - Indiana U.S. Sen. Mike Braun met in Washington with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Wednesday and reasserted his support for her installment on the High Court.
Pres. Donald Trump named Barrett -- who has strong ties to Indiana -- as his nominee on Saturday.
Senate Republicans hold the majority in that chamber andsay they will fast-track the confirmation process.
A vote could take place before the November election.
Braun, who was elected in 2018, has been a vocal supporter of Barrett.
"Judge Barrett is a consummately qualified jurist who has proven on and off the bench that she has the decency, the intellectual rigor, and the fundamental respect for our country and its Constitution to serve honorably on the Supreme Court," he said on Wednesday in a statement released after the meeting. "I fully support Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and will vote to confirm her without hesitation."
Indiana's senior senator, Republican Todd Young, also supports her candidacy.
Since 2017, Barrett has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was nominated by Trump and confirmed on a bipartisan vote.