Judge Amy Coney Barrett, vying for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, revealed on Tuesday that she was not using or taking notes.
Barrett is in the process of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, in which high-ranking national officials question her on practically everything regarding U.S. law.
During the hearing’s second day, some observers took notice that Barrett was not using the notebook in front of her. Instead, she was relying on her own memory to answer the senate’s intense questioning, according to Fox News.
While explaining her legal philosophy to officials, Texas Senator John Cornyn asked her to reveal her notebook.
“You know most of us have multiple notebooks and notes and books and things like that in front of us,” Cornyn states. “Can you hold up what you have been referring to in answering our questions? Is there anything on it?”
As a grin came across her face, Barrett held up the notebook to reveal nothing was written on it.
“The letterhead that says ‘United States Senate,'” she said to a round of laughter.
Conversely, Cornyn’s response to the revelation was a simple, “That’s impressive.”
Barrett Trends on Social Media
Barrett’s memory and lack of notes while facing a grilling from the United States Senate has been a hot topic of discussion on social media.
“What is so amazing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is testifying with only a small note pad and a pencil,” Journalist Erik Rosales tweets. “She is a former law professor who is often correcting Senators on the details of the cases headed to the Supreme Court. She is schooling lawmakers.”
Other social media users say Barrett’s noteless answers are not that impressive as she answers questions from lawmakers.
“She just repeats the same thing over and over again,” a Tweeter writes. “It’s not that hard to memorize ‘I’m not really going to answer.'”
Barrett, 48, is vying for the seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last month.
H/T: Fox News