Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 14, the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. During his line of questioning, he criticized Democrats’ “assault on the Federalist Society” and its efforts to appoint conservative judges like Barrett to the federal bench. Cruz also said policy disputes over issues such as health care and school choice are best handled by the legislature, rather than the judiciary. “It’s not a judge’s role” to mandate policies favored by either Republicans or Democrats, he argued. Lastly, he expressed concern over the idea of “packing the court” with more justices, a move that is favored by some progressives but has not been endorsed by top Democrats or the party’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. The hearing came about three weeks before Election Day. The third of four days of scheduled testimony gave senators another opportunity to ask Barrett about her record and approach to the law.
Watch highlights from from Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing - Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcl4NTMeLOM&t=247s
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