Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said that George Floyd’s death was difficult for her family, which includes two children adopted from Haiti.
“As you might imagine, given that I have two black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” the judge said Tuesday during her confirmation hearing in response to a question by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Barrett said she and her 17-year-old daughter Vivian cried after hearing about Floyd’s death.
“All of this was erupting, it was very difficult for her, we wept together in my room,” Barrett told the lawmakers, “and then it was also difficult for my daughter, Juliet, who is 10. I had to try to explain some of this to them.”
“My children, to this point in their lives, have had the benefit of growing up in a cocoon where they have