Judge Amy Coney Barrett will address the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, kicking off her first day of Senate confirmation hearings as President Trump and Senate Republicans push to rush the conservative judge to the Supreme Court.
In prepared remarks released Sunday ahead of her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett omits her conservatism and religious views, but instead focuses on her family life while vowing to remove politics from her legal reasoning as a future Supreme Court justice.
Barrett will tell senators that “policy decisions” need to be made by Congress and the White House, and that courts are “not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life.”
Barrett will also nod to late Justice Antonin Scalia, who she clerked for, by saying that his “reasoning” shaped her “straightforward” judiciary philosophy.
“A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were,” Barrett wrote. “Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like.”
Senate confirmation hearings for Barrett are expected to begin at 9 a.m. ET on Monday and last through Thursday.
Read Barrett’s opening statement below: