Addressing an outdoor White House ceremony in her honor, Barrett says it’s the job of a judge to “resist her policy preferences,” claiming it would be a “dereliction of duty” to give in to them.
Barrett is pledging to do her job “independently of the political branches and of my own preferences.”
The scene at an outdoor White House ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett looked very different from the previous White House event where President Donald Trump introduced her as his nominee.
Monday’s event was held on the South Lawn instead of the smaller Rose Garden.
Scores of guests were spaced out as opposed to being seated close together, as they were in the garden at the event on Sept. 26.
Most guests wore masks on Monday as opposed to the September event, where few people wore face coverings to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Several people who attended the Sept. 26 event later contracted the virus, including Trump and first lady Melania Trump.
Chief Justice John Roberts is set to administer a second oath — known as the judicial oath — to the former federal appeals court judge at a private ceremony at the court on Tuesday.
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