Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday that Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris had essentially called Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a liar.
Kennedy questioned Judge Barrett toward the end of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, pressing her several times on the meaning of the oath she would take before serving on the highest court in the nation. He then argued that Harris’ insistence that Barrett would violate that oath amounted to calling her a liar. (RELATED: ‘The ACA Versus ACB’: John Cornyn Slams Democrats For Suggesting Amy Coney Barrett Would Violate Oath)
“Are you tired, Judge?” Kennedy began. (‘Bernie Sanders Is The Oracle’: John Kennedy Says Biden Is The Nominee, But Sanders Is Leading The Party)
“I’m looking forward to the end of the hearing, I must admit,” Barrett conceded.
The Louisiana Senator asked Barrett about the oath she would take if she were to be sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Barrett explained that it would call on her to “do equal justice to all, without fear of favor.”
“It says you will support and defend the Constitution, doesn’t it? Pretty serious oath, isn’t it?” Kennedy