Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham scheduled a committee vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court for October 22nd despite calls from Democrats to delay the process.
Sen. Lindsay Graham sets the vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for October 22 at 1 p.m.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 15, 2020
Sen. Dick Durban asked Graham to slow-down his approach; arguing two minority members were not currently present.
“Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham set October 22 as the date for the vote Thursday morning, despite pushback from Democrats, as Republicans are trying to confirm Barrett before the November 3 election. After the vote passes the committee, it can then be brought to the floor for a full vote in the Senate,” writes the Daily Caller.
Read the full report here.
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.
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.