Senator Dick Durbin Apologizes To ACB Over Pain Caused By Media And Democrat Smears

( Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois apologized to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, for the pain that has been caused to her family and children during this week’s confirmation hearings.

The well-known Democratic senator said that the process was an “ordeal” and that he has “seen it from this side many, many times.”

Durbin gracefully thanked Judge Barrett, who has been at the receiving end of an attack and smear campaign from radical Democrats and the media since her nomination.

“I want to thank your husband and your family for joining you in this effort,” Durbin said during the hearings on Wednesday evening. “I’m sure they’ll take away many memories, and some will be good, of this experience which you can talk about for years to come.”

He then referenced the impact that these proceedings could have on the children of judges that are nominated to the Supreme Court.

“I do want to say one thing that was mentioned yesterday that always strikes me, and that is the impact of this experience on your children,” he said.

He was talking about the comments made by Judge Barrett the day before, defending her family from attacks by radical leftists who claim she adopted black children to protect herself from accusations of racism.

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

Senator John Kennedy gave Judge Barrett a chance to respond to accusations of her being a “white colonist” for adopting two children from Haiti, and you can see the extremely distasteful and nasty comments in the video below.

Perhaps one of the most egregious attacks on Barrett over her adoption of black children was from “anti-racist” researcher Ibram X. Kendi, who said in September that some white colonizers adopted Black children and “civilized” the “savages.”

Judge Barrett told Senator Durbin that she loves her children.

“I’m sorry,” he responded. “I hope that I was not the cause, that we were not the cause, but I will just tell you that they are innocent victims and they should not have to go through this.”

But do Senator Durbin’s Democratic colleagues agree?