Watch -- Amy Coney Barrett on Being Called a 'White Colonist': Accusations Are 'Cruel and 'Hurtful to My Children'

Watch — Amy Coney Barrett on Being Called a 'White Colonist': Accusations Are 'Cruel and 'Hurtful to My Children'


Judge Amy Coney Barrett described some of the attacks against her, such as being called a “white colonist” for adopting two Haitian children, as “cruel” and “hurtful” not just to herself, but to her children.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) brought up remarks made by a Boston University professor, who recently ranted on social media about “white colonizers” who “adopted Black children.”

The professor says “that because you and your husband have two children of color that you’re a white colonist,” Kennedy said. “The implication is that you’re racist and that you use your two children as props.”

Barrett responded:

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Senator Kennedy, it was the risk of people saying things like that which would be so hurtful to my family that when I told Senator Graham this morning that my husband and I really had to weigh the costs of this, it was saying deeply offensive and hurtful

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