October 13, 2020
When asked by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham about her experience since being nominated by President Donald Trump for the Supreme Court vacancy, Judge Amy Coney Barrett responded that while it was a difficult decision, it would be difficult for anyone, but that her passion for the law ultimately motivated her to go through with the intense process.
Judge Barrett has been attacked in the media for her devotion to Catholicism and her large and diverse family. At Tuesday’s hearing, she said she expected and prepared for that backlash.
“Well, Senator, I’ve tried to be on a media blackout for the sake of my mental health, but, you know, you can’t keep yourself walled off from everything and I’m aware of a lot of the caricatures that are floating around,” Judge Barrett said.
She added, “So, I think what I would like to