emocratic senators are already claiming they will not meet with Amy Coney Barrett as her nomination moves to the Senate floor next month, claiming her ‘extreme’ views are not suited for the Supreme Court.
‘I will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asserted in a tweet Sunday afternoon. ‘This nomination process is illegitimate.’
The New York Democrat added: ‘I refuse to participate in the further degradation of our democracy and our judiciary.’
So, we’ll start on October 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,’ Graham told ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ host Maria Bartiromo.
‘We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we’ll begin to markup, we’ll hold it over for a week, and we’ll report her nomination out of the committee on October 22,’ he continued.
‘Then it will be up to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell as to what to do with the nomination once it comes out of committee,’ the South Carolina Republican said.
With a Republican majority in the Senate, and Graham’s newly announced timeline, Barrett will likely be approved to take the vacant Supreme Court seat before the end of October – and just days before the November 3 presidential election.
The president touts Barrett as a pure constitutional textualist. And the federal judge said during her brief acceptance remarks Saturday that she will ‘apply the law as written.’