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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday declined to explicitly state whether presidents should commit to a peaceful transfer of power or comment on whether a president can pardon themself. 

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker asked Barrett during her confirmation hearing if presidents should unequivocally commit to a peaceful transition.  

“That seems to me to be pulling me into the question of whether the president has said he would not leave office. To the extent that this is a political controversy right now, as a judge I want to stay out of it, and I don’t want to express a view,” Barrett replied. 

As Booker continued to press Barrett on the matter, she later said, “One of the beauties of America from the beginning of the republic is that we have had peaceful transfers of power and that disappointed voters have accepted the new leaders that come into office … That’s not true in every country. I think it is part of the genius of our Constitution and the good faith and goodwill of the American people that we haven’t had the situations that have arisen in so many other countries where those issues have been present.”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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