Durbin Calls Barrett’s Children ‘Innocent Victims,’ Apologizes For Any ‘Painful Moments’

Durbin Calls Barrett’s Children ‘Innocent Victims,’ Apologizes For Any ‘Painful Moments’


Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin apologized to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Wednesday evening for any pain caused to her children during her confirmation hearings.

Durbin described the process as “an ordeal,” and said that he has “seen it from this side many, many times.”

“I want to thank your husband and your family for joining you in this effort,” he said. “I’m sure they’ll take away many memories, and some will be good, of this experience which you can talk about for years to come.

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“I do want to say one thing that was mentioned yesterday that always strikes me, and that is the impact of this experience on your children,” he continued.

Durbin referenced comments made by Barrett Tuesday evening when she addressed attacks on her family and her adopted children. (RELATED: Here’s A List Of Democrats Who Have Attacked Amy Coney Barrett For Her Faith)

“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.”

The Illinois senator apologized for any “painful moments” for her children.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “I hope that I was not

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