President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been hit with an onslaught of questions this week. Refreshingly, some of the things she’s been asked were intelligent!
Democrat senators have turned this week’s hearings into a three-day interrogation session rather than a dignified and legitimate confirmation process for an obviously qualified nominee with an impeccable record as a conservative judge.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) was a definite standout this week with her ridiculous “let’s see if Barrett is a sexual predator” line of questioning.
“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any physical or verbal harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” Hirono asked.
“No, Senator Hirono,” Barrett replied.
“Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?” Hirono then asked.
“No, Senator,” Barrett said.
Sen. Hirono later attacked Barrett for her use of the term “sexual preference,” which prompted Merriam-Webster to alter its definition of “sexual preference” to include the word “offensive” within hours of Hirono’s grandstanding.
As recently as last month, Webster’s Dictionary included a definition of “preference” as “orientation” or “sexual preference.” TODAY they changed it and added the word “offensive."
Insane – I just checked through Wayback Machine and it’s real.
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 14, 2020
Another highlight of the absurd from this week’s confirmation proceedings included Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA), asking Judge Barrett if smoking causes cancer and if coronavirus is infectious in a bizarre effort to reveal the Supreme Court nominee’s beliefs about climate change.
Nearing the end of the final day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) indirectly mocked Democrats’ line of questioning throughout the week by asking Barrett, “Do you hate little warm puppies?”
Sen. John Kennedy: "Do you hate little warm puppies?"
Judge Barrett: "I do not hate little warm puppies." pic.twitter.com/Ta0Kycge85
— The Hill (@thehill) October 14, 2020
WIBC host Tony Katz recapped the week’s proceedings for his listeners Thursday morning. Click below to listen.