Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton threw shade at Judge Amy Coney Barrett declaring she’s an orignalist.
Clinton shared a quote of Barrett on originalism tweeted by Sahil Kapur. In the quote Barrett explains what being an originalist means, explaining “that means that I interpret the Constitution as a law… I understand it to have the meaning that it had at the time people ratified it. That meaning doesn’t change over time and it’s not up to me to update it or infuse my policy views into it.”
Hillary Clinton fired back on Twitter at this quote and wrote “At the time the Constitution was ratified, women couldn’t vote, much less be judges.”
Barrett told Senator Lindsey Graham on the same day that while she sees Justice Scalia as a mentor “If I’m confirmed, you would not be getting Justice Scalia. You would be getting Justice Barrett.”