Judge Amy Coney Barrett defended both her Catholic faith and large family during the Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Tuesday.
Barrett said although she tried to be on a “media blackout for the sake of my mental health” she acknowledged she was aware of the caricatures the left had used to criticize her.
“Look, I’ve made distinct choices,” she said. “I’ve decided to pursue a career and have a large family, I have a multiracial family, our faith is important to us, all of those things are true but they are my choices.”
Barrett is a Catholic mother of seven children, two of them adopted from Haiti, and one special needs child with Down Syndrome.
She said she spent her life “brimming” with other people in her life that made different choices and respected those choices.
“I’ve never tried in my personal life to impose my choices on them