Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced a barrage of questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of the hearing and observers noticed how she took everything they threw at her for hours on end without using any notes.
President Trump's conservative pick relied solely on her memory to answer questions during the lengthy process.
After many hours of being interrogated on legal philosophy and recalling her own judgments and those of other courts, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn wanted to know how Barrett prepared herself.
“You know most of us have multiple notebooks and notes and books and things like that in front of us,” Cornyn said referring to a note pad Barrett had on the table in front of her. “Can you hold up what you’ve been referring to in answering our questions?”
Cornyn wanted to know, “Is there anything on it?”
Barrett complied with a smile and held up the notepad for all to see and responded, "The letterhead that says 'United States Senate."
Suppressed laughter can then be heard echoing throughout the courtroom.
“That’s impressive,” Cornyn complimented.
Many viewers agreed and took to social media to praise the judge.
One user noted that "It's common to write down questions since Senators often ask 12 in a row and expect complete answers to all."
Another user added, "I am shooketh by how brilliant this woman is.”
Judge Barrett is using no notes. pic.twitter.com/zqZ6QGckOq
— Trish Turner (@caphilltrish) October 13, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, just 48 years old, was nominated by President Trump last month to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her death.
Barrett served as a law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia from 1998 to 1999. She later served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 2017.