Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett addressed attacks on her family and her adopted children during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing.
“They are my children who we love and who we brought home and made part of our family,” Barrett said, “and accusations like that are cruel.” (RELATED: Sen Hirono Asks Amy Coney Barrett If She Has Ever Committed Sexual Assault)
Sen. John Kennedy asks ACB about Boston University’s @DrIbram saying that she is a “white colonist” for adopting two Haitian children:
“They are my children who we love and who we brought home and made part of our family and accusations like that are cruel.” pic.twitter.com/tgrhUe2zM4
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 13, 2020
Media figures have suggested that Barrett adopted two of her seven children, Vivian and John Peter, from Haiti for nefarious reasons. Next Gen America managing director John Lee Brougher said that he needed to “know more about the circumstances” of how Barrett adopted her children and “the treatment of them since.”
“Transracial adoption is fraught with trauma and potential for harm, and everything I see here is deeply concerning,” he said. (RELATED: ‘We Wept Together’: Barrett Describes How George Floyd’s Death Affected Her