The Democrats have been trying to land a punch on Amy Coney Barrett.
Their allies in the media have been trying to destroy her reputation as well.
It appears that none of the punches have landed.
During the hearing, one of the senators challenged Amy Coney Barrett:
You know most of us have multiple notebooks and books and other things like that in front of us. Can you hold up what you've been referring to in answering our questions?
Barrett held up a note pad provided by the Senate.
Nothing was written on it.
Barrett has been going through the hearing without any notes at all!
It's funny… if your philosophy is to interpret the law as written, why would you need notes?
So far, Barrett has been handling the questions and haters with ease.
See more details from this viral moment below:
Joe Biden has to use a teleprompter wherever he goes.
And we're supposed to trust that he's qualified and capable of being President of the United States.
Well, Amy Coney Barrett has proven herself to be grace under fire.
She has handled every question with ease...
And... with NO NOTES!
The Hill confirms the stunning moment during the hearing:
An exchange between Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett made waves on Twitter after the judge revealed she was answering lawmakers' questions without a single note in front of her.
"You know most of us have multiple notebooks and books and other things like that in front of us. Can you hold up what you've been referring to in answering our questions?" Cornyn asked Barrett.
President Trump's nominee held up a blank notepad and smiled.
"Is there anything on that?" Cornyn asked.
Barrett responded: "Just a letterhead that says United States Senate."
The back-and-forth sparked an audible laugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee chamber and instant reaction on social media, with several conservative pundits and media figures comparing the episode to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's use of notes during his first debate with President Trump.
Republicans have held up Barrett has a highly qualified constitutional scholar and expert in the law, while Democrats have warned she could pose a danger to health care and abortion rights.
The exchange even drew laughs from people in the room.
It was a tense hearing, as Democrats have been trying to land a political blow on ACB.
But her grace in answering that question won over many viewers!
The best part?
Amy Coney Barrett is proving that she is NOT political.
She will interpret the law as written and intended, which is the duty of the high court.
USA Today has more on Barrett's philosophy:
"I certainly hope that all members of the committee have more confidence in my integrity than to think that I would allow myself to be used as a pawn to decide the election for the American people," Barrett said.
In essence, she came to the hearing with an agenda: to assure senators she has no agenda.
"Judges cannot just wake up one day and say, 'I have an agenda. I like guns. I hate abortion,' and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world," she said.
Despite efforts by Democrats to paint her as a hard-right conservative, Barrett refused to be pinned down on such hot-button issues as race and LGBTQ rights. When the subject of racial justice came up, she recounted how she wept with one of her daughters, who is Black and adopted from Haiti, over the police killing of George Floyd.
"Racism persists in our country," she said, but added that fixing racism is a question for the other branches of government to handle.
Throughout what would become a 12-hour day, including long-winded statements from senators during which Barrett sat stone-faced, the 48-year-old federal appeals court judge and law school professor from Indiana sought to define herself as someone who puts personal views aside and addresses legal issues with an open mind.
“If I’m confirmed, you would not be getting Justice Scalia, you would be getting Justice Barrett," she said in reference to her more outspoken mentor, the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
“I have made no commitment to anyone, not in the Senate, not over at the White House, about how I would decide any case,” she said.
Much of the questioning concerned three central issues that the Supreme Court deals with frequently: abortion, guns and health care.
On abortion, Barrett said she understood why Democrats wanted to know her views on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld the right in 1992.
"I have no agenda to try and overrule Casey," she said. "I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come."
On guns, she defended her dissent in a case on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in which she argued that nonviolent felons should retain their right to own firearms.
Democrats sought to compare that assertion with a Florida legal dispute over felons' right to vote, forcing Barrett to separate the "individual" right to gun ownership from the "civic" right to vote. The distinction did not convince Democrats concerned about a rash of voting rights cases that could help determine the outcome of next month's elections.
We can only assume that President Trump watched the hearing with pride.
ACB is impressing us all!
Fill that seat!