Opening the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the nomination of Judge Amy C...

Opening the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the nomination of Judge Amy C…

Opening the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, both Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) addressed the timing of the hearing, which is taking place 22 days before a presidential election.

Chairman Graham said, “This is an election year. We’re confirming the judge in an election year after the voting has occurred. What will happen is that my Democratic colleagues will say, ‘This has never been done,’ and they’re right in this regard, nobody’s, I think, has been confirmed in an election year past July… There’s nothing unconstitutional about this process.”

“This is vacancy that has occurred because of a tragic loss of a great woman. And we’re going to fill that vacancy with another great woman.”

Ranking Member Feinstein said, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. When asked in October 2018 if Republicans intended to honor their own rule if an opening were to come up in 2020, Chairman Graham promised, quote, ‘If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term and the primary process has started, we’ll wait ’til after the next election.’”

Feinstein continued, “Republicans should honor this word… Simply put, I believe we should not be moving forward on this nomination. Not until the election has ended and the next president has taken office.”

Watch opening statements from the Senate Judiciary Committee through the link in our bio.

Opening the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, both Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) addressed the timing of the hearing, which is taking place 22 days before a presidential election.

Chairman Graham said, “This is an election year. We’re confirming the judge in an election year after the voting has occurred. What will happen is that my Democratic colleagues will say, ‘This has never been done,’ and they’re right in this regard, nobody’s, I think, has been confirmed in an election year past July… There’s nothing unconstitutional about this process.”

“This is vacancy that has occurred because of a tragic loss of a great woman. And we’re going to fill that vacancy with another great woman.”

Ranking Member Feinstein said, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. When asked in October 2018 if Republicans intended to honor their own rule if an opening were to come up in 2020, Chairman Graham promised, quote, ‘If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term and the primary process has started, we’ll wait ’til after the next election.’”

Feinstein continued, “Republicans should honor this word… Simply put, I believe we should not be moving forward on this nomination. Not until the election has ended and the next president has taken office.”

Watch opening statements from the Senate Judiciary Committee through the link in our bio.

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  1. How much more evidence does one need to see that the DemocRATS are 100% anti America ??!!

  2. There’s nothing the Dems can do. She will be confirmed and Trump wins by a landslide. Glorious days ahead.

  3. You deserve to lose your seat Lindsay I hope the good people of south carolina vote you out by a landslide

  4. No it’s not unconstitutional to fill the seat but the hypocrisy is disgusting.

  5. The truth is Lincoln didn’t do it because it’s WRONG!!!!

  6. Graham knows he is done. Hoping for some last minute pocket money from his Russian friends

  7. Why is the KKK and Taliban endorsing Trump? And who does Trump owe $420m to?

  8. Look, the republicans made a principled stance four years ago. Now when the opportunity is in their favor, the walk back those claims. This is their focus instead of COVID related relief aid. This is why you shouldn’t support the GOP. Keep in mind, their actions alone are enough to vote against them, I’m not even discussing how poor a selection Barrett actually is

  9. Just proves that you can’t trust Republicans words and that they don’t care about your vote/voice.

  10. Republicans will pay for this hypocrisy. Pendulum always sways in the US. Vote BLUE! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🌊🌊🌊🌊

  11. Graham is such an insufferable tool. End that man’s whole career

  12. He’s using Ginsburg’s words to undo Ginsburg’s legacy? He makes me wish I believed in a hell.

  13. When I hear names like Feinstein, people who have been in Congress 50 years. Sorry for my language that’s bullshit. We’re trying to get rid of those types of people

  14. Conclusion: nothing unconstitutional is happening, but the dems know this doesn’t go in their favor. The only thing they have for this not to happen is “ the Rep said that they wouldn’t want it to happen if it was the other way around”. My answer: Well yes democrats, nobody wants to loose… especially not right now 😂😂🤷🏾‍♂️

  15. What difference will the election make….Mr Trumps is going to win AGAIN anyway…#trump2020🇺🇸 #barret

  16. The American people do have a voice because elections have consequences. Democrats don’t have a Constitutional leg to stand on.

  17. The people do have a voice it’s the people who elected Trump for 4 years not 3 1/2 years it’s his constitutional duty.

  18. No mention about the “you can use my words against me” quote??? Anyone care to cite that past statement by Mr Graham?

  19. Lindsey Graham should not be there, he should be in quarantine!

  20. Some nerve to invoke the name of RGB. Goodbye Senator Graham. Go away.

  21. Donald Trump Is Living Proof That A Con Man Doesn’t Have To Be Smart If His Victims Are Stupid Enough.Facts.

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