Judge Amy Coney Barrett opened the second day of her confirmation hearing by answering whether her lifestyle and faith would influence her decisions on the Supreme Court.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked Barrett about her Catholic faith, how it feels to be nominated to the Supreme Court, and even whether she owns a gun — questions that relate the Second Amendment and freedom of religion.
“We do own a gun,” Barrett, who serves on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, answered when Graham asked her about her “personal views about the topic.”
Barrett answered “yes” when Graham asked if she “could fairly decide a case,” even though she owns a gun.
Graham asked Barrett if she could “set aside whatever Catholic beliefs you have” regarding cases before the Supreme Court.
“I can, and I have done that in my time on the 7th Circuit,” Barrett said. “If I stay on the 7th Circuit, I’ll