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Republican Sen. John Kennedy finished his questioning of Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Wednesday with a personal question.
“It’s a sincere question, I’m generally curious, who does the laundry in your house?” Kennedy asked.
Barrett, who has seven children, laughed and replied, “We increasingly have been trying to get our children to take responsibility for their own, but those efforts are not always successful.”
Journalists and others responded by asking whether the same entirely irrelevant question would be asked of a male nominee.
Just a few minutes later, Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn accused Democrats of being skeptical that Barrett could be mother of seven and also lead a demanding career.
“Some of my colleagues on the other side of the dais have seemed to be quite amazed that you could balance career and family,” Blackburn said. “And I would think that they would choose to praise you for finding a way.”
“Who does the laundry in your house?” pic.twitter.com/6fVnlkT8Ef
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 14, 2020
Remind me: Did any Senators ask Justices Gorsuch or Kavanaugh who does the laundry at their homes during their confirmation hearings?pic.twitter.com/QhbMVVSPXB
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics