During Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Barrett dunked on Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin who was trying to get her to convey a negative message about President Trump.
“And so if I change Senator Feinstein’s question and did not ask you whether the president has the authority to delay a general election, and ask you does the president have the authority to unilaterally deny the right to vote to any person based on their race, what would your answer be?” Durbin asked.
Barrett then gave Durbin a quick history lesson where she cited numerous law books along with the Equal Protection Clause that prohibits racial discrimination. She also mentioned the 15th Amendment that protects voting rights against racial discrimination.
Durbin, who clearly couldn’t keep up with Barrett, then read the 15th Amendment: “‘The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied