Sen. Amy Klobuchar brought up efforts by President Trump to get his supporters to the polls to observe voting activity and asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett if under federal law it is illegal to intimidate voters at the polls.
Barrett declined to respond directly to the question, saying: "I can't characterize the facts in a hypothetical situation, and I can't apply the law to a hypothetical set of facts."
She continued: "I can only decide cases as they come to me litigated by parties on a full record after fully engaging precedent, talking to colleagues, writing an opinion, and so I can't answer questions like that."
Barrett also did not directly answer Klobuchar's question about whether voters would feel intimidated by the presence of "armed civilian groups at the polls."
"Senator Klobuchar, you know, that is eliciting — I'm not sure whether to say it is eliciting a legal opinion from me, because the reasonable person standard, as you know, is one common in the law, or just an opinion as a citizen. But, it’s not something, really, that’s appropriate for me to comment on," Barrett said.
Watch the moment unfold: