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Politics Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this'

03:21  27 october  2020
03:21  27 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why.

  Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why. Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why.Democrats warned of the precedent set if Republicans rushed through a nominee in the middle of a pandemic and presidential election, arguing no nominee should be considered until after voters cast ballots. They rattled off threats to slow the process, teasing a host of tools that could bog down the hearings, with some lawmakers even publicly suggesting launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the general But although his colleagues took to the floor of the upper chamber to denounce the proceedings, they had no further options to block the confirmation .

Amy Coney Barrett was grilled on these election issues. Washington (CNN) Senate Republicans are poised to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, a major victory for the President and his party just days before November 3, that promises to

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris admonished Senate Republicans for confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, vowing that Democrats "won't forget" a move they have described as a power grab.

a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' © Getty Images Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this'

"Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process - all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions," Harris said Monday minutes after Barrett was officially confirmed to the court. "We won't forget this."

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GOP push for Amy Coney Barrett confirmation despite Democrat boycott. Amy Coney Barrett attacked for overturning prison rape damages. Their efforts have all been in vain, and Mrs Barrett looks highly likely to take up her seat this week – ahead of the election. Her appointment is a triumph

Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends an event to mark her nomination at the White House Rose Garden last month. Republicans reiterated their portrayal of Barrett as a working mother, seen as a potential attempt to neutralise liberal critics and win back female voters who have turned against Trump.

Barrett was confirmed along a party-line vote on the Senate floor following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month.

Republicans spent her confirmation hearings praising Barrett for her experience as a federal judge and stated commitment to constitutional originalism. Democrats painted her as a danger to women's reproductive rights and politically beholden to President Trump and his allies, an assertion GOP senators have widely rejected.

"I don't see her overturning the decision in Roe v. Wade, based on - based on the weighting of the reliance factors," said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican who had expressed wariness over the timing of the confirmation process so soon before an election but who voted for Barrett in the end.

Supreme Court lets Alabama ban curbside voting in November election

  Supreme Court lets Alabama ban curbside voting in November election The unsuccessful challengers had pointed out the CDC recommends the practice "as a means of reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 at the polls."Shorthanded following Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the court ruled 5-3, with the remaining three liberal justices dissenting.

In 2016, Amy Coney Barrett signed a newspaper advertisement calling for an end to Roe v Wade. As Mitch McConnell, the top Republican leader in the Senate, stood before his party this weekend on the verge of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime seat on the supreme court, he lamented

This means that barring extraordinary unseen circumstances, Amy Coney Barrett ’s nomination will move to the Senate floor for an up-or-down vote. This is where Democrats could employ a number of strategies in an attempt to stall the confirmation vote until Election Day. Consideration of a Supreme

During Barrett's confirmation hearings, Harris, a former prosecutor and attorney general of California, grilled the justice about her stance on climate change.

"Do you believe that climate change is happening and is threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink?" Harris asked Barrett.

"I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial," the justice responded.

"Thank you Judge Barrett," Harris said. "You've made your point clear that you believe it's a debatable point."

A ceremony swearing Barrett in is planned for Monday evening at The White House.

Fact check: There is no Sen. Rob Donaldson, so posts of his speech about Barrett are fake .
A post on new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett originated as a hypothetical. It took off, with many people assuming it was from a real senator.Several Facebook posts shared in the wake of those hearings include a long comment appearing to be a transcript of a speech made by a Sen. Rob Donaldson before the committee.

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