‘We Wept Together’: Barrett Describes How George Floyd’s Death Affected Her Black Children

‘We Wept Together’: Barrett Describes How George Floyd’s Death Affected Her Black Children


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett discussed how the death of George Floyd affected her family, including her two black children, during the Tuesday morning Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin brought up the video of Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident showed. Durbin asked Barrett if she had seen the video, and what impact it had on her.

“As you might imagine, given that I have two black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett responded. (RELATED: ‘You Would Be Getting Justice Barrett’: Barrett Urges Senate Judiciary Committee Not To Assume She Will Judge Like Scalia)

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She explained that her husband was on a camping trip with her sons in South Dakota, and she was home with her 17-year-old daughter Vivian when “all of this was erupting.” Barrett said it was very difficult for Vivian.

“We wept together in my room,” she said.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Husband Jesse M. Barrett and son John Peter sit behind her when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on October

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