Two Democrat Senators Already Announce They Won’t Meet With Amy Coney Barrett

Two Democrat Senators Already Announce They Won’t Meet With Amy Coney Barrett

After President Trump’s announcement on Saturday that Amy Coney Barrett would be the nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, two Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) already have announced that they will not meet with her.

According to Fox News:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will play a role in confirmation hearings, said he would oppose her confirmation “as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes.”

“If Judge Barrett’s views become law, hundreds of millions of Americans living w/pre-existing conditions would lose access to their health care. In the middle of a pandemic, rushing confirmation of an extreme jurist who will decimate health care is unconscionable,” he said on Twitter.

“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” he tweeted.

Fox continues:

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, also said that she would not meet with Barrett when asked on CNN, although she said she would question her at the hearing.

“I will not be meeting with her, I will take the opportunity to question her when she is under oath,” she said.

However, since Republicans have the votes to confirm Barrett, this move by Democrats is nothing more than a tantrum because they know they can’t do anything to stop it. Which is a great thing.

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