Barrett Won’t Commit To Recusing From Election Cases Even Though Trump Says He Wants Her Just For That

The Hill reports:

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, did not commit to recusing herself from election-related cases if she is confirmed, according to a Democratic senator who spoke with her Wednesday.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Judiciary Committee tasked with weighing the judge’s nomination, said Barrett sidestepped giving a direct answer on the issue. The topic is all but guaranteed to come up again during next week’s days-long confirmation hearings.

“I specifically asked her whether she would recuse herself from any election-related case because President Trump has publicly said that he wants her seated on the Supreme Court in time for the election so she can rule on any dispute,” Coons told reporters.