Politics Ted Cruz suggests Democrats boycott Barrett hearing to avoid smears and confirm her faster
Robert Graetz, the white minister who helped organize 1950s Montgomery Bus Boycott, dies at 92
Robert Graetz was the only white minister who supported the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott, making him a target of segregationists.Graetz had been in hospice care.
Rpublican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz welcomed Democratic colleagues to boycott Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.
“I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal tweeted Saturday.
“Excellent idea! And if you & all your Dem colleagues boycott the hearing altogether, we’ll avoid the political circus & the desperate attempts to smear Judge Barrett and her family,” Cruz responded on Twitter on Sunday.
Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit justice is a favorite of the religious right.News outlets, including CNN, PBS Newshour, and CBS, reported Friday evening that the president is expected to announce Saturday that he has chosen to nominate Barrett to the nation’s highest court — though the pick isn’t yet final until Trump makes a formal nomination.
“And we’ll confirm her faster!” he added.
Excellent idea! And if you & all your Dem colleagues boycott the hearing altogether, we’ll avoid the political circus & the desperate attempts to smear Judge Barrett and her family.
And we’ll confirm her faster!— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz)
Democratic lawmakers have slammed President Trump’s decision to nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement to the Supreme Court, citing the upcoming election.
“I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 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. Americans deserve a voice in this hugely consequential decision,” Blumenthal added of why he won’t support her confirmation.
Barrett Could Be Most Conservative Justice Since Clarence Thomas
Amy Coney Barrett brings a resume that could make her the most conservative new justice since Clarence Thomas and a dream addition for Republicans looking to remake the U.S. Supreme Court. © Bloomberg Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
Republican lawmakers have supported the president’s decision to move forward with the nomination process, as both the White House and Senate are held by Republicans.
“Judge Barrett is well-qualified to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Having confirmed her to the circuit court in 2017 with bipartisan support,,” Cruz said.
Trump officially nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday evening., and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has praised her as an "exceedingly well-qualified" and "exceptionally impressive jurist."
Tags:, , , ,
Republicans push Barrett confirmation as Democrats criticize timing .
Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Overwhelmingly, Republicans called Amy Coney Barrett a well-qualified candidate and pushed for a confirmation in the upcoming weeks. Democrats continued to criticize the timing, with some outright saying they wouldn't meet with the nominee.