Judge Amy Coney Barrett rebuffed a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) regarding global warming during Wednesday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling the senator that her view on the matter is irrelevant to the job she would do as a justice.
“Let me ask you about a topic that really hasn’t arisen here. Climate change,” the Connecticut Democrat said.
“One of my colleagues, Sen. Kennedy, asked you about it late in the hearing yesterday, and your answer was, ‘You know I’m not a scientist. I’ve read things about climate change. I would not say I have firm views on it,’” he said.
“Do you believe that human beings cause global warming?” he asked.
Barrett ultimately told the senator that she has not studied scientific data extensively and therefore did not believe she was in a position to offer an educated opinion on the subject.
“Well Sen. Blumenthal, I