During Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing, she was peppered with legal questions from Democrats about LGBTQ rights, the ACA, abortion, and election laws. Politely, Barrett sat unnerved by the Democrat’s questions and answered every question.
Here’s an example of Santor Diane Feinstein asking Judge Barrett about election laws.
Sen. Feinstein: Does the Constitution give the president the authority to delay a general election?
Judge Barrett: “If that question ever came before me, I’d need to hear arguments from the litigants and read briefs … I don’t think we want judges to be legal pundits.” pic.twitter.com/ianDSilTps
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2020
Here are a couple more examples.
Asked if she agrees with Scalia’s opposition to the same-sex marriage ruling, Barrett says people shouldn’t “assume” that she would make the same rulings as her mentor, Scalia, but adds, “I’m not going to express a