READ: SCOTUS Nominee’s Opening Statement Set To Focus On Family, Not Personal Views

Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as she is nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - US President Donald Trump said Se... Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as she is nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - US President Donald Trump said September 27, 2020 the Senate will "easily" confirm his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the election, despite furious Democratic opposition to his bid to steer the court rightward for years to come. Trump has nominated Barrett, a darling of conservatives for her religious views, to replace the late liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a lifetime seat on the top court, potentially impacting some of the most partisan issues in America, from abortion to gun rights to health care. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 11, 2020 11:39 a.m.

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:

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