Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett about the hateful attacks on her family and adopted children from Haiti.

Barrett said: “They are my children who we love and who we brought home and made part of our family and accusations like that are cruel.”

This came up because at the end of September Boston University’s Ibram X. Kendi called Barrett and her husband “white colonizers” who use their black children as props and “civilized” them “in the ‘superior’ ways of White people.”

Kennedy asked: “Some butthead professor at Boston University says that because you and your husband have two children of color, that you’re a white colonist. The implication is that you’re a racist. And that you use your two children as props. Do you use your children as props?”

Barrett responded: “It was the risk of people saying things like that, which would be so hurtful to my family, that… I had to really weigh the costs of this.”

The remarks hurt Barrett and her husband, but also her children, “who we love and who we brought home and made part of our family.”

You know what else is sick? Kendi is not the only one who questioned Barret’s adoption of Haiti children:

“Next Gen America” managing director John Lee Brougher was another critic of Barrett’s adopted family. “As an adoptee, I need to know more about the circumstances of how Amy Coney Barrett came to adopt her children, and the treatment of them since,” Brougher wrote. “Transracial adoption is fraught with trauma and potential for harm, and everything I see here is deeply concerning.”

Democratic activist Dana Houle said he would “love to know which adoption agency Amy Coney Barrett and her husband used to adopt the two children they brought here from Haiti.”

“Does the press even investigate details of Barrett’s adoptions from Haiti,” Houle asked. “Some adoptions from Haiti were legit. Many were sketchy as h-ll. And if press learned they were unethical and illegal adoptions, would they report it? Or not, bc it involves her children.”

 

 
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