“Judiciary philosophy is not the same as political parties,” Barrett said.
Mr Barrett may not like the outcome of her decision, but “it’s not my job to decide the case based on what I want,” the newspaper reported.
“The media is reporting results and decisions, along with a hot take on Twitter,” Barrett later said. “It makes the decision seem result-oriented. It leaves the reader to decide whether the court is right or wrong based on whether she likes the outcome of the decision.”
She also identified her as an “originalist,” according to The Courier-Journal, and cited Judge Stephen Breyer as an example of “practicalism.”
Breyer, along with other judges, often laments the court’s general perception that it is openly political.
Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican in Kentucky, led Barrett’s nomination last year after the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and introduced him to the center of the same name.
According to McConnell, Barrett is not trying to “legislate from the bench.” He also stated that she was from “Central America” and was the only current judge who did not attend Harvard or Yale.
The Supreme Court did not immediately comment on Barrett’s speech.
CNN’s Ariane de Vogue and Joan Biskupic contributed to this report.