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Senate Judiciary Republicans Advance Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination as Dems Boycott

Added 10-22-20 10:04:03am EST - “The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced Barrett's nomination at its executive business meeting in a 12-0 vote with no Democrats present.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Senate Judiciary Republicans Advance Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination as Dems Boycott | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination at its executive business meeting on Thursday in a 12-0 vote with no Democrats present.

The ten Democratic senators on the panel announced they would boycott the Thursday markup in protest of the proceedings moving forward just before Election Day. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and the Democrats on the committee said in a statement that the confirmation hearings had been a “sham process” and claimed Republicans had broken “the promises and rules” that were created when they refused to consider former President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016.

“Fearing a loss at the ballot box, Republicans are showing that they do not care about the rules or what the American people want, but are concerned only with raw political power,” the statement said.

“We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just twelve days before the culmination of an election that is already underway,” it added.

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