Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett hit back on Tuesday at “caricatures” of herself and her family that have circulated in the media since her nomination to the Supreme Court.
Barrett sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a second day of confirmation hearings answering senators’ questions largely about her judicial philosophy as well as her opinion on specific cases. Committee chairman Sen. Lyndsey Graham (R-SC) took his questions into more personal territory, however, asking Barrett how she felt to be nominated to the Supreme Court.
“Well, senator, I’ve tried to be on a media blackout for the sake of my mental health but, well, you can’t keep yourself walled off from everything, and I am aware of a lot of the caricatures that are floating around,” Barrett began.
Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, has been the subject of numerous news articles and op-eds scrutinizing her faith, associations, and family life since President Donald Trump nominated her