Judge Amy Barrett Coney kicked off the second day of her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court by answering a number of questions about whether or not her Catholic faith and lifestyle would influence the decisions she makes on the bench should she be confirmed.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, asked Barrett about her faith, how she feels about being nominated for the highest court in the land, and whether or not she and her family own guns.
Barrett, who serves as a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, answered by saying, “We do own a gun.”
Barrett answered “yes” when Graham asked if she “could fairly decide a case,” even though she owns a gun.
Graham asked Barrett if she could “set aside whatever Catholic beliefs you have” regarding cases before the Supreme Court.
“I can, and I have done that in my time on the 7th Circuit,” Barrett said. “If I stay on the 7th Circuit, I’ll continue to do that. If I’m confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will do that.”
Barrett also went on to talk about how she tried to avoid reading and watching media coverage about her and her family to help preserve her mental health, but did say she was aware of the “caricatures floating around” about herself and her faith.
“We knew that our lives would be combed over,” Barrett said. “We had to decide whether these difficulties would be worth it. What sane person would go through that if there wasn’t a benefit on the other side?”
“I should serve my country, and my family is all in on that because they share my belief in the rule of law,” the judge continued.
ACB’s honesty and upstanding moral character is making it very difficult for the left to build a case for why she shouldn’t be appointed to the bench. Without being able to falsely accuse her of sexual assault, the only option they have to attack her on is her faith.
This, of course, is backfiring in a big way.
Here’s to hoping ACB is confirmed before the election.