Senator Lindsey Graham defended progressive Senator Dianne Feinstein from a liberal backlash Thursday after she came under-fire simply for hugging the Judiciary Chairman at the conclusion of hearings.
“The committee did the right thing, Judge Barrett deserved a vote, up or down,” said Graham.
“Sen. Feinstein’s a wonderful person, a progressive Senator, who has been for decades supportive of the pro-choice cause. She dared hug me, and look what’s happening to her,” he added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "Sen. Feinstein's a wonderful person, a progressive Senator, who has been for decades supportive of the pro-choice cause. She dared hug me, and look what's happening to her." pic.twitter.com/gOfV1YpOoR
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer weighed-in this week on Dianne Feinstein’s growing backlash over her praise of Lindsey Graham’s Supreme Court hearings; saying he was forced to have a “serious talk” with the longtime lawmaker.
“I’ve had a long and serious talk with Senator Feinstein. That’s all I’m going to say about it right now,” Schumer told reporters.
Feinstein faced a growing backlash from Democrat-linked groups over her handling of the confirmation process.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 15, 2020
It's time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
— Demand Justice (@WeDemandJustice) October 15, 2020
“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” wrote Democrat-linked group ‘Demand Justice,’ adding “If Senate Democrats are going to get their act together on the courts going forward, they cannot be led by someone who treats Sunrise activists with contempt and the Republican theft of a Supreme Court seat with kid gloves.”
Dianne Feinstein must step down.https://t.co/vWp2w7BRr8
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) October 15, 2020
“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,” the group said in a statement. “She has undercut Democrats’ position at every step of this process, from undermining calls for filibuster and Court reform straight through to thanking Republicans form the most egregious partisan power grab in the modern history of the Supreme Court.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BUSTED! Questioner from Biden Town Hall on ABC Was ‘Former Obama Speechwriter’
From Fox News:
Two of the questioners at the ABC town hall featuring Democratic presidentialcandidate Joe Biden on Thursday had ties to high-profile Democrats, including one questioner who previously worked as a speechwriter in the Obama administration.
The queries came as President Trump, hundreds of miles away, was engaging in his own parallel town hall being aired on NBC. The ABC town hall was hosted by George Stephanopoulos, who was a communications director for the Bill Clinton White House and who has been a political journalist since 2002.
One of the questioners at the ABC-hosted event was Nathan Osburn, a former speechwriter for the Obama White House. Osburn specifically worked for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department under the Obama-Biden administration and at the Small Business Administration.
Biden, during the exchange that followed that question, was asked point-blank by Stephanopoulos whether voters deserve to know his stance on court-packing, and Biden reversed his previous stance of refusing to say what that position is before Election Day. He told the moderator that he would take a specific stand on that issue depending on how Republicans handle the ongoing confirmation effort of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BARRETT to FEINSTEIN: ‘I Don’t Have Any Agenda’ and Will ‘Stick to the Rule of Law to Decide Cases’
Judge Amy Coney Barrett fired-back at Sen. Dianne Feinstein when pressed on whether she has a “political agenda” for the Supreme Court; stating her “only agenda is to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”
“On something that is really a major cause with a major effect on over half of the population of this country, it’s distressing not to get a straight answer. Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that ‘Roe’ was wrongly decide?” asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“I understand why you’re asking the question. But I can’t pre-commit. I don’t have any agenda. I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come,” fired-back Judge Barrett.
Sen. Feinstein pushes Judge Barrett on whether she thinks that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided:
"I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come." pic.twitter.com/eyEXIAd0g3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 13, 2020
Watch the exchange above.