A backlash grew on social media Thursday after Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein praised Senator Lindsey Graham’s Supreme Court hearings; thanking the Republican before the two embraced in a bipartisan hug.
“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.
Watch the moment above.
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.