THREE bitter Democrats have refused to meet with Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett ahead of her expected confirmation.
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Mazie Hirono all made the sentiments on Twitter on Sunday.
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Amy Coney Barrett was officially nominated on Saturday[/caption]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called the process ‘illegitimate’[/caption]
Gillibrand confirmed that she would not meet Barrett in a firm tweet, where she said dubbed the nomination process “illegitimate.”
The New York Senator added: “I refuse to participate in the further degradation of our democracy and our judiciary.”
Connecticut Senator Blumenthal also called the nomination “illegitimate” and said he will “oppose the confirmation” of Barrett.
He also took a direct his at Barrett’s views, saying they would “harm real lives… from children with pre-existing conditions to women who just want to be able to decide when & how to have a family.”
Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono provided a string of reasons as to why she “will not support the nomination” of the judge.
“She will vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act after being rushed on the Supreme Court in time to hear the case on November 10,” she began.
“Millions of Americans will lose their health care – catastrophic in the middle of a pandemic.
“She has a long history of being anti-choice and an explicit willingness to reverse SC precedent – endangering the protections of Roe v Wade. A woman’s right to control her own body is at stake.”
Senator Mazie Hirono listed several reasons why she will not support the nomination[/caption]
Senator Richard Blumenthal slammed Barrett’s views[/caption]
The president confirmed his official nomination for the vacant seat in the Supreme Court of Justice at the White House on Saturday.
“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” Trump said in the Rose Garden earlier that day.
He then went on to confirm his nominee as Amy Coney Barrett, who he dubbed as a “woman of unparalleled achievement.”
Following the president’s speech, Barrett took to the podium to thank him for her nomination, saying she is “deeply honored” by his confidence.
She added: “I love the United States and I love the United States constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Judge Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the week of October 12, according to three people familiar with the schedule.
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The panel plans to start the hearing with opening statements on Monday October 12, and continue with two days of questioning.
The hearings are scheduled to end on Thursday, October 15 with statements from outside groups.
She will be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office.