When President Donald Trump was rumored to be considering Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the U.S. Supreme Court, all leftists could talk about were her pro-life views and her seven children.
Now they’ve changed tactics. They apparently didn’t think abortion was enough of a wedge issue for black voters, so now they’re on to Obamacare, something they believe will cause black voters to rise up in alarm and flood the polls on November 3.
In her opening statement during the first day of her confirmation hearing on Monday, Judge Barrett, currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, talked about serving as a law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Scalia’s judicial philosophy was that a judge must apply the law as it is written, not as he wishes it were written.
“Sometimes that approach meant reaching results he did not like,” Judge Barrett said. That’s what it means to have a government of laws and not of men. Barrett said courts have a responsibility to the rule of law, and they’re not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in public life.
“The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try. The policy decisions and value judgments of governments must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the people.”
Watch her full opening statement below: