Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett offered advice to young women during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst offered Barrett a chance to offer “words of encouragement” to young women who admire Barrett. The Supreme Court nominee shared advice she said she gives to her own daughters, and wisdom from her own father.
“I think I would say to be confident,” she said. “One thing I have often told my own daughters is that you should not let life just happen to you, or sweep you along.” (RELATED: ‘A Reinforced Concrete Barrier’: Lindsey Graham Explains Why A Barrett Confirmation Is Groundbreaking For Conservative Women)
“You should identify where your objectives are and identify the type of person you want to be and make deliberate decisions to make that happen,” she continued.
“My dad used to tell us, ‘Not to make a decision is to make a decision.’ Make decisions. Be confident. Know what you want, and go get it.”
President Donald Trump appointed Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. Her confirmation hearings gained national attention when Democratic lawmakers questioned her about