Judge Amy Coney Barrett is facing her first day of questioning before the Senate, but she doesn’t need a huge pile of reference materials to help her through the process.
On Tuesday, Republican Sen. John Cornyn asked the judge, “Most of us have multiple notebooks and notes and books and things like that in front of us. Can you hold up what you’ve been referring to in answering our questions?”
To this, Barrett responded by holding up an empty notepad.
“Is there anything on it?” he asked.
“That letterhead that says United States Senate,” Barrett responded.
Cornyn simply replied: “That’s impressive.”
Clips of the exchange have since gone viral.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has scheduled a committee vote for Barrett’s nomination on Oct. 15, before the hearings are technically finished. Per committee rules, the vote would be delayed for a week, and if things go as expected, a final confirmation vote would take place on Oct.