Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘Committed to the Rule of Law,’ Separate from Commitment to Faith and Family

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘Committed to the Rule of Law,’ Separate from Commitment to Faith and Family


During her confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Amy Coney Barrett said it was a difficult decision to accept President Donald Trump’s nomination to sit on the Supreme Court and made clear that her commitment to the rule of law is separate from her devotion to her Catholic faith and her husband and children.

 “I’ve decided to pursue a career and have a large family,” Barrett said. “I have a multiracial family. Our faith is important to us.”

“All of those things are true, but they are my choices and in my personal interactions with people, I mean I have a life brimming with people who have made different choices and I’ve never tried in my personal life to impose my choices on them and the same is true professionally,” Barrett said. “I mean, I apply the law and, Senator, I think I should say why I’m

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