Judge Amy Coney Barrett will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that serving on the U.S. Supreme Court “was not a position I had sought out, and I thought carefully before accepting,” according to a copy of her opening statement obtained by NBC News.The confirmation hearings for Barrett’s nomination to the high court are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9 a.m. ET and last through Thursday.Barrett does not mention her conservatism or her religious views in the four-page statement, and will instead tell senators that courts are “not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life.””Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society,” Barrett will say, after discussing her experience clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.Barrett will say that she chose to accept the nomination because she believes “Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written.”Barrett acknowledges the women on the court who came before her should she be confirmed, and pays tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett will say, “I have been nominated to fill


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