Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Erin Schaff, Associated Press

Confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett show she is a woman of principles and fit for the job

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett began Oct. 12, just 22 days ahead of the coming presidential election. And, despite the controversy that has surrounded her nomination over the last several weeks, the Supreme Court nominee confidently read her opening statement at the beginning of the hearing by answering one of the biggest questions many have had for her since learning of her nomination — Why does she want to be a Supreme Court justice?

“I chose to accept the nomination because I believe deeply in the rule of law and the place of the Supreme Court in our nation. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written,” Judge Barrett said, concluding that she believes she can fulfill that role.

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