An emotional Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday that her family has been hurt by “cruel” comments from anti-Trump opponents who derided her adoption of two children from Haiti.
During the tail end of the first day of questions at her confirmation hearing, she was asked to respond to Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi, who talking about the judge’s nomination said “some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children.”
He went on to say people were “using them as props.”
Judge Barrett said knowing those kinds of attacks were coming made her and her husband have to think hard before pursuing the high court nomination.
She said those attacks “are not only hurtful to me, but are hurtful to my children, who are my children who we love, who we brought home and made part of our family.”
Sen. John Kennedy, who gave her the chance to respond, called the professor a “butthead” and said the judge shouldn’t have had