Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett corrected Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin multiple times throughout day three of her testimony Wednesday while the senator repeatedly misconstrued the federal judge’s prior rulings.
At the onset of his questioning, Durbin recited Barrett’s earlier testimony given during Sen. Diane Feinstein’s questioning where the California Democrat accused Barrett of preparing to allow the president to unilaterally delay a general election.
Durbin repeated Barrett’s answer that she did not want to provide “off-the-cuff answers like a pundit but rather approach matters with an open mind.”
“Is that still your response?” Durbin asked.
“I’ve given that response to every hypothetical that I’ve been asked in the hearings,” Barrett explained, for probably the hundredth time since the hearings began on Monday to comply with the “Ginsburg Rule” where Supreme Court nominees give no preview on how they might rule on the high bench on specific cases.
“I do that regardless of whether it’s easy or hard