Judge Barrett decries 'attacks' on family, 'caricatures' of her Catholic faith

Judge Barrett decries 'attacks' on family, 'caricatures' of her Catholic faith


Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday that her family has been “attacked” during her bid for a seat on the Supreme Court, and she’s seen “caricatures floating around” concerning her Catholic faith, but said she’s going through it because she feels a duty to defend the law.

As senators kicked off the first round of questions, Judge Barrett said she knows she’s made “distinct” choices to have a large, interracial family — she has seven children, two of them adopted from Haiti — and to have a law career, but said she has never imposed those preferences on anyone else, either personally or as a judge.

“We knew our lives would be combed over for any negative detail, we knew our faith would be caricatured, our family would be attacked, and sop we had to decide whether those difficulties would be worth it. Because what sane person would go through that if there was not a benefit on the

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