At several points in the hearing, senators have asked Judge Barrett whether her personal stances — on family, gun rights or religion, for instance — would weigh on how she judges cases on the Supreme Court.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), in a series of questions ahead of a section on voting rights, asked Judge Barrett about the impact of the police killing of George Floyd on her family. Judge Barrett has seven children, including an adopted son and daughter from Haiti.
“Senator, as you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family.” She said her husband was on a camping trip with her boys, and she was at home with the girls. “I was there and my 17-year-old daughter Vivian who is adopted from Haiti, all of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her. We wept together in