In a moment many are talking about, Democrat Senator Hirono asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whose children were sitting right behind her “Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” Hirono had prefaced her question by saying “I asked each nominee these two questions, and I will ask them of you.”
Barrett replied “No, Senator Hirono,” Hirono then asked “Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?”
Barrett again replied “No, Senator.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono asks ACB "since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" pic.twitter.com/6JgLkoIXIF
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 13, 2020
Earlier in the day Barrett told Lindsey Graham “I don’t think it’s any secret to any of you or to the American people that this is a really difficult, some might say excruciating, process.”
“And Jesse and I had a very brief amount of time to make a decision with momentous consequences for our family. We knew that our lives would be combed over for any negative detail, we knew that our face would be a caricature and we knew our family would be attacked,” she added.
“I’ve tried to be on a media blackout for the sake of my mental health,” Barrett also joked.
Barrett: "I've tried to be on a media blackout for the sake of my mental health."
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 13, 2020