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The Senate judiciary committee is set to begin the confirmation of judge Amy Coney Barrett for the supreme court on Monday. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has reiterated that his top priority is getting Barrett on the court, rushing her lifetime appointment before the presidential election.
Two Democratic members of the committee tweeted this afternoon their frustration that Senate Republicans have shifted their focus to the supreme court while stalling talks for a much-needed coronavirus stimulus package.
I’ve received 242,000 letters, calls and emails opposing the GOP rush to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat. The American people understand that Republicans are hurrying to consolidate a conservative majority on the court so they can repeal the ACA. This is NOT the will of the people.
Instead of taking up additional COVID-19 relief legislation that our country so desperately needs, the Senate on Monday is holding Supreme Court confirmation hearings. This is entirely out of touch with what the American people are demanding.
Donald Trump is planning to host his first in-person event since his Covid-19 diagnosis on Saturday at the White house, where he will discuss “law and order” even as the president potentially remains contagious for the virus. Trump is expecting to address a crowd from the White House balcony.
The event is in conjunction with a previously planned event by Blexit, the group by conservative activist Candace Owens meant to encourage Black Americans to leave the Democratic party.