Moments ago, Democrat Senator Blumenthal asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett “do you believe that human beings cause global warming?”
Barrett replied that she is not qualified to answer and whatever her opinions would be are not relevant to the work she would do as a judge.
Amy Coney Barrett evades Sen. Blumenthal's climate change questions: “I don’t think I’m competent to opine on what causes global warming or not.” pic.twitter.com/gJv3bUQcGN
— The Recount (@therecount) October 14, 2020
Blumenthal also asked Barrett to think about how she would feel if she were LGBTQ and heard a Supreme Court nominee decline to answer on the questions of whether the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, was properly decided.
Amy Coney Barrett refuses to answer @SenBlumenthal's question if Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, was properly decided.
Blumenthal asks her to think about how she would feel if she were LGBTQ and heard a Supreme Court nominee decline to answer. pic.twitter.com/h3AdvFwqJM
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) October 14, 2020
Their full exchange:
Again, I’m asking Amy Coney Barrett crucial questions about how she would approach a lifetime appointment to our highest court & sharing with her stories from my constituents who know #WhatsAtStake with this nomination. https://t.co/JvzLPhwCkn
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) October 14, 2020