“I Hope That You Aren’t Suggesting That I Don’t Have My Own Mind”: Amy Barrett Fires Back At Sen. Coons

“I Hope That You Aren’t Suggesting That I Don’t Have My Own Mind”: Amy Barrett Fires Back At Sen. Coons


During Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Barrett clapped back at Democratic Senator Chris Coons who continuously tried to draw parallels between her and former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“To be clear, as I said I think in response to this question yesterday, I do share Justice Scalia’s approach to text, originalism and textualism, but in the litany of cases that you’ve just identified, the particular votes that he cast are a different question of whether I would agree with the way that he applied those principles,” Barrett said.

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Barrett then slammed Coons for continuing to compare her to Justice Scalia: “I hope that you aren’t suggesting that I don’t have my own mind or that i couldn’t think independently or that I would just decide like, ‘let me see what Justice Scalia has said about this in the past,’ because i assure you i have my own mind.”

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