ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is facing questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee today. She is an originalist like her mentor, the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. But she told the committee today that while she admires him, she will not be his imitation on the court.
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AMY CONEY BARRETT: If I’m confirmed, you would not be getting Justice Scalia. You would be getting Justice Barrett.
SHAPIRO: NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis is part of our team covering the hearings, and she joins us now.
SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Ari.
SHAPIRO: These are grueling marathons for any nominee. How’s Judge Barrett doing so far?
DAVIS: You know, she is very poised and calm. She’s been sitting very still at the table with her hands folded in her lap, almost motionless