Trump’s candidate for Supreme Court judge Barrett. “I did not commit to anyone” statement by Barrett.
Amy Coney Barrett, nominated by US President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court. She stated that she did not commit to anybody regarding the 2020 presidential elections and other controversial issues.
Barrett for the position of Supreme Court judge vacated after the death of Liberal-leaning judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She answered the questions posed to her on the second day of the approval session held in the Senate.
Asked about the Trump administration’s thoughts on the attempt to annul the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which provides state-sponsored health insurance and care to citizens, popularly known as “Obamacare.” She said she did not make any commitment to Trump about this.
“We certainly haven’t talked about it at all. It would have been a fairly short conversation if it had already been asked,” Barrett said.
Barrett, accused of “being too conservative” by liberal mainstream media. While her failure to give clear answers to questions posed on controversial issues such as abortion and presidential election caused the reaction of democratic senators, Barrett noted:
“I fully understand your questions and why you are asking. I cannot pre-commit to these issues, including selection. I can’t say I have an attitude because I don’t have any clear agenda. I did not make a pre-commitment to anyone. I cannot express my opinion on what to accept or reject without a clear court process on these matters. ”
Today and Wednesday, the session will continue as “double questioning” between Barrett and senators. External witnesses will be invited on Thursday, who will testify in support or opposition to Barrett’s candidacy.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1972 as the eldest child of a family of 7 children, Barrett lived there until she finished high school.
Barrett, who studied English literature at Rhodes College in Tennessee. She graduated from Notre Dame University Faculty of Law, where she won full scholarship, in 1997 with first place.
Married, Barrett has held many positions in the academic and legal field. Barrett was nominated to the post of Judge of the 7th District Court of Appeals by President Trump on May 8, 2017.
Barrett, who received the approval of the Senate on October 31, 2017, has been in office since then.
If Barrett is approved after the sessions and takes her seat in the court before the election, the political trend map in the Supreme Court will be shaped as 3 liberal judges against 5 conservative judges.
With the addition of the President of the Court, John Roberts, whose general tendency is conservative, to this equation, the new picture means a clear 6 to 3 advantage in favor of conservatives.
This situation, which is rare in US political history, is expected to allow Barrett to play a very critical role if the November 3 elections turn into possible chaos and the Supreme Court steps in for the final decision.