Barrett Says Family ‘Wept’ Over George Floyd Video, Answers Questions On ‘Systemic Racism’

Barrett Says Family ‘Wept’ Over George Floyd Video, Answers Questions On ‘Systemic Racism’


Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett called the death of George Floyd “very, very personal” for her family, noting during day two of her confirmation hearing that she “wept” with one of her daughters over the Floyd video.

Barrett has seven children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti: Vivian and John Peter.

“Have you seen the George Floyd video? What impact did it have on you?” asked Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

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“Senator, as you might imagine, given that I have two black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett answered, according to The New York Post.

“It was very difficult for her (Vivian), and we wept together in my room,” she continued. “It was also difficult for my daughter Juliet, who’s 10. I had to try to explain some of this to them.”

“I mean, my children, to this point in their lives, have had the benefit of growing up in a cocoon where they

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