GOP Sen. Ted Cruz used most of his 30 minutes designated for him to ask questions of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to speak about various issues, including religious freedom and the Second Amendment.
After the speech, he added, "Judge Barrett, I'm not going to ask you to respond to any of that."
Instead, Cruz asked Barrett, a federal appeals court judge and a former law professor, about her hobbies and her children.
Cruz asked if she spoke any foreign languages — to which Barrett responded she once studied French, but joked that senators should not ask her to speak it today.
He asked if she played any musical instruments, and after Barrett said piano, he asked if her children also studied the instrument.
Cruz's final question to Barrett: "What advice would you give to little girls?"
Barrett recalled something her father once told her — "anything boys can do, girls can do better" — but added, "Since my sons are sitting behind me, I'll say boys are great, too."
Watch the moment play out: