Amy Barrett Is an Antidote to Our Culture of Contempt

Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends the second day of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/Reuters)
She is the ‘civic grace’ Cory Booker says he seeks.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘D ude, I want you to punch Donald Trump in the face.” During Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey quoted a man who approached him at a town hall. “Dude, that’s a felony,” is how Senator Booker described his response. Good for him, fighting against our crazed political culture of anger, contempt, and even violence. I don’t agree with Cory Booker on a lot of things, but I agree, as he went on to say, that we need “a revival of civic grace.” He said: “Somewhere along the line, there’s going to be a moment.

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