Sen. John Kennedy lauds Barrett Supreme Court confirmation as 'victory for our founders'

'You would have to be barking mad to think that she is not qualified,' Kennedy tells Tucker Carlson.

Senate Judiciary Committee member John Kennedy, R-La., celebrated the confirmation of  Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday night, calling the 52-48 Senate vote "a victory for our founders."

"It was never ... about her qualifications," Kennedy told "Tucker Carlson Tonight". "You would have to be barking mad to think that she is not qualified in terms of intellect, in terms of temperament, in terms of integrity. This fight was about who's going to make social policy in the United States, the Congress or the unelected federal judiciary?"

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Kennedy praised Barrett for valuing the distinction between the legislative and judicial branches and accused liberals of corroding the system by legislating from the bench.

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"It's called judicial restraint," Kennedy said. "Judge Barrett understands that. Our founders intended it. That's why this was a victory tonight for our founders."