The group Demand Justice and its Executive Director and former Clinton insider Brian Fallon are calling for the removal of Sen. Dianne Feinstein from the Judiciary Committee for her recent role in the confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won’t, her colleagues need to intervene,” writes the press release.
“She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans for the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court,” it adds.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 15, 2020
“I just want to thank you. This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” she tells him. “Thank you so much for your leadership.”
Here's Sen. Feinstein hugging Lindsey Graham after the SCOTUS hearing concluded, in case you were wondering about the extent to which Democrats need to elect people actually capable of fighting.pic.twitter.com/V5Od6dQ3T4
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 15, 2020
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 15, 2020
Here's Lindsey Graham, who refuses to take a coronavirus test, hugging 87-year-old Dianne Feinstein at the end of today's hearing pic.twitter.com/f8h0tTLeGs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2020
“Here’s Sen. Feinstein hugging Lindsey Graham after the SCOTUS hearing concluded, in case you were wondering about the extent to which Democrats need to elect people actually capable of fighting,” posted one user on social media.
“Here’s Lindsey Graham, who refuses to take a coronavirus test, hugging 87-year-old Dianne Feinstein at the end of today’s hearing,” added a writer for Vox.
Read the full statement above.
CHUCK ERUPTS: Schumer Says a Vote for Judge Barrett is a ‘Vote to Rip Away Health Care for Millions’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer viciously attacked President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday morning; saying a “vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions.”
“A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic,” Schumer posted on social media.
Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care.
A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic.#WhatsAtStake
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 13, 2020
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in recent weeks thrust the future of the Supreme Court into the national headlines and is now one of the most important issues heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats are privately planning on “packing the court” should Joe Biden win the White House in November and his party takes control of the Senate.
What is Court Packing?
The concept goes back to President Franklin Roosevelt, who suggested expanding the number of Supreme Court Justices from 9 to 15.
Such an action would not require a Constitutional Amendment, but a simple act of Congress.
Once passed, the current President would then nominate judges to fill the vacant seats; meaning Joe Biden could theoretically “pack the court” with six hand-selected judges in just one term.
The new progressive majority could have life-altering implications for our Freedom of Speech, the Second Amendment, religious liberties, abortion, and other issues.
Biden refuses to answer whether he supports “packing the courts” if Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the election; saying the American people will learn his position after November 3rd.
Read more about packing the courts here.
BREAKING: Harris Says Confirming Judge Barrett Could Violate ‘Due Process Rights of Criminal Defendants’
Senator Kamala Harris weighed-in Monday on the ongoing confirmation battle surrounding Judge Amy Coney Barrett; arguing her presence on the Supreme Court could violate the “due process rights of criminal defendants.”
“The due process rights of criminal defendants could be less likely to be vigorously enforced,” said Harris.
JUST IN: Sen. Kamala Harris warns against seating Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "The due process rights of criminal defendants could be less likely to be vigorously enforced." pic.twitter.com/3q5KaUBOfg
— The Hill (@thehill) September 28, 2020
“Donald Trump is throwing up every roadblock he can to try and suppress the vote. We the people cannot let him get away with it,” she added.
Watch Sen. Harris’ comments above.