WATCH: Kamala Tries To Bait Judge Barrett At Hearing, It Backfires
Confession time; watching Democrats embarrass themselves during the Judge Amy Coney Barrett hearing has easily become one of my favorite pastimes. The way Judge Barrett mutilated their bias and bogus accusations with poise- perfection. Sen Kamala Harris recently stepped into it with Barrett by trying to bait the Judge with a chain of disconnected issues.
Harris talked some about John Lewis, voter discrimination, racism to which Barrett refused to indulge the Democratic vice presidential nominee on hot-button issues. When Harris pressed Barrett to either agree or disagree with Chief Justice John Roberts when he said voter discrimination still exists she fired back that very specific instances of voter discriminations have existed but then added:
“I will not comment on what any justice said in an opinion, whether an opinion is right or wrong, or endorse that proposition,” Barrett said, following her stance from the rest of the week where she’s refused to divulge opinions on any hot-button court cases.
“Do you accept that COVID-19 is infectious?” Harris asked.
“Yes,” Barrett replied. “It’s an obvious fact, yes.”
“Do you accept that smoking causes cancer?” Harris continued.
“I’m not sure where exactly you’re going with this but… Sen. Harris yes every package of cigarettes warns that smoking causes cancer,” the judge said
“Do you believe that climate change is happening and is threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink?” Harris asked.
Barrett responded: “Senator, again, I was wondering where you were going with that, you have asked me a series of questions that are completely uncontroversial like whether COVID-19 is infectious, whether smoking causes cancer and then trying to analogize that to eliciting an opinion from me that is on a very contentious matter of public debate."
“I will not do that. I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial because that’s inconsistent with the judicial rule as I have explained,” she continued.
“Thank you, Judge Barrett, you've made your point clear that you believe it is a debatable point,” Harris said smugly. Her attempts to bait Barrett clearly failed so the Democrat had to improvise in a laughable attempt to make her point with or without the Judge's input.