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Donald Trump says Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett is a pure constitutionalist -


Donald Trump reasoned Sunday that he nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court because she is a constitutionalist 

He also said it was 'definitely a time for a woman' to join the highest U.S. court

'Mostly, I'm looking for somebody that can interpret the Constitution as written,' Trump told 'Fox & Friends' in his first interview following the nomination

The president has the votes in the Senate to push his Supreme Court pick through even though the 2020 election is less than 40 days away 

He predicted Sunday that the confirmation will be swift:  'I think it's going to be very hard to dispute her qualifications or anything about her'

President Trump officially nominated federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett Saturday

Barrett has been a judge since 2017, when Trump nominated her to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

In accepting the nomination she established herself as a reliable conservative in the mold of late Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked in the late 1990s 

Like Scalia, Barrett considers herself an 'originalist' and interprets the Constitution as she believes the authors had intended it during their own lives