Amy Coney Barrett Failed to Disclose Anti-Abortion Talks on Initial SCOTUS Paperwork
Amy Coney Barrett, the controversial federal judge chosen by Donald Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has now added even more fuel to the controversy by sharing new documents she had “forgotten” to disclose in her original paperwork submitted to the Senate. Coney Barrett was already receiving deep criticism from pro-choice advocates, and her nomination process itself is happening under a cloud of protests and positive COVID19 tests from enough Senators who were present at Coney Barrett’s nomination event in the Rose Garden on September 26th, which has been dubbed a superspreader event. Not only did that ceremony lead to a full White House outbreak, but new COVID19 cases have also been reported at her children’s school.
Now CNN is reporting Coney Barrett initially failed to disclose two talks she gave in 2013 while teaching at Notre Dame that were hosted by two anti-abortion student groups.
In a new 11-page letter addressed to Senate Judiciary’s Chairman, Lindsey Graham (who is currently under intense scrutiny regarding his reticence to take a COVID19 test ahead of Friday’s South Carolina Senate debate, causing its cancellation) and Democratic Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Coney Barrett revises her initial statements, calling her anti-abortion lectures “informal presentations” during a seminar co-sponsored by the school’s Right to Life
Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs are a major sticking point, as Trump had promised to appoint a justice that would strike down Roe v. Wade. As a member of People of Praise, she believes women to be subservient to their husbands. Churchgoers have been known to speak in tongues and live by their own prophecies.
The nomination hearings are set to begin Monday amid louder and louder objections that the process should be postponed until after Inauguration Day in January 2021.