Sen. Brown slams Republicans for 'illegitimate' Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Grant Boone
October 14, 2020

"A seat at the table is waiting for you".

"I assure you Senator, I know what offends me and this does not".

Graham claimed during his allotted 20 minutes Wednesday that female conservatives and conservatives of color have 'a hard time of it.' He said their contributions are marginalized by those on the left because they 'come out on a different side of an issue - particularly abortion'.

Barrett wouldn't say, and also used the anti-LGBTQ buzzphrase "sexual preference" to describe orientation, indicating that she believes it is a choice. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA next month - just one week after the election.

Harris isn't the only committee member with an election at stake.

Barrett would also not commit to recuse herself if disputes arose out of the election.

'Today is about you. Barrett also praised the liberal icon, saying she was "forever grateful" for Ginsburg's trailblazing path as a woman on the court.

The Senate, led by Trump's Republican allies, is pushing Barrett's nomination to a quick vote before the November 3 election, and ahead of the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court is to hear a week after the election. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, will replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg and give conservatives a 6-3 Supreme Court majority. "She exposed the absolute hatred that now defines this new radical, insane, and extreme Democratic socialist party".

During the second day of hearings for Judge Barrett, Hirono explained to the nominee that she always asks the same two questions to candidates being considered for lifetime appointments.

Barrett: "I can't characterize the facts in a hypothetical situation and I can't apply the law to a hypothetical set of facts".

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The bill must include guarantees that United Kingdom farmers would not be "undercut" in post-Brexit trade deals, Mr Pollard said. But Mr Parish said additional scrutiny was required before trade deals were done.

Barrett said she signed onto the ad on the "way out of church", and that it was "consistent" with the church's views.

"It's a case that's on the court's docket, and the canons of judicial conduct would prohibit me from expressing a view", Barrett told Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday.

Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee have zeroed in on health care throughout much of the confirmation hearings so far.

During Monday's hearing, Sen. Barrett received the highest rating - "well-qualified" - from the American Bar Association, though she is the first nominee since Clarence Thomas who did not receive a unanimous assessment.

The marathon session gave the conservative US appellate judge a chance to respond to Democrats who oppose her because they fear she will cast a decisive vote in striking down the 2010 healthcare law formally called the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

"I have made no commitment to anyone - not in this Senate, not over at the White House - about how I would decide any case", she said.

Donald Trump hopes to strengthen his support from conservatives by having the Republican-controlled Senate confirm Barrett before the presidential election, which is just three weeks away.

Democrats repeatedly raised the future of the Affordable Care Act, and how she might rule on a case scheduled to come before the court a week after the election.

Pro and anti-Amy Coney Barrett protesters have gathered outside the U.S. Senate during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic who carries a rosary.

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