Barrett says she owns a gun, but can rule on Second Amendment fairly

Barrett says she owns a gun, but can rule on Second Amendment fairly

Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, the second day of her confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett, nominated by President Donald Trump, on Monday delivered her opening statement to the 22-member committee, explaining her judicial philosophy and paying tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , whom she would replace if confirmed. The senators also read their opening statements, previewing the key points that each side is likely to put forward during their questioning. Senate Democrats focused their questions heavily on the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court is set this fall to take up a pivotal case on Obamacare, which Barrett has criticized in the past. This coverage has ended. Follow the latest on Day 3 of the hearings here . Barrett: ‘I’m not hostile to the ACA’ Barrett dodges question about whether she’d recuse herself from any 2020 election case Barrett declines to say whether Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided Barrett says George Floyd’s death was ‘personal,’ but can’t make broad statement about racism Rebecca Shabad 20d ago / 1:39 PM UTC Barrett says she owns a gun, but can rule on Second Amendment fairly In response to a question from Graham, Barrett said that her family does own a gun, but that she would be able to set aside her views on gun ownership in ruling on the Second Amendment. She made a similar comment about her Catholic faith, saying, "I can, I have done […]

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