Amy Coney Barrett Tests Negative for Coronavirus: ‘Full Steam Ahead’

President Donald J. Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, along the West Wing Colonnade on Saturday, September 26, 2020, following announcement ceremonies in the Rose Garden. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
White House Photo/Shealah Craighead

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the White House.

Barrett has not seen President Donald Trump since Saturday, during the nomination announcement but has been visiting Senators on Capitol Hill. Both the president and First Lady Melania Trump confirmed early Friday morning they were tested positive from the virus.

The White House said Barrett continues to follow best practices to prevent the spread of the virus.

Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke to President Trump this morning and said he sounded “good” and “upbeat” according to NBC News reporter Julie Tsirkin.

A spokesperson for Graham also noted the Senate proceedings to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court would continue.

“Full steam ahead on SCOTUS,” the spokesperson said.

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