Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday revealed her personal reaction to the George Floyd death video that sparked protests and riots across the country.
“As you might imagine, given that I have two black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett replied when asked by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) about her reaction to the video.
Barrett said she watched the video with her 17-year-old daughter Vivian, who she adopted from Haiti.
“All of this was erupting, it was very difficult for her. We wept together in my room,” she recalled.
Barrett said her children had the good fortune of growing up in a “cocoon” where they had not experienced hatred or violence.
“For Vivian to understand that there would be a risk to her brother or the sons she might have one day, of that kind of brutality has been an ongoing conversation and its a difficult