Harris Boasts About Boycotting Barrett Vote: ‘This Nomination Process is a Sham’
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Barrett out of committee 12-0
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) bragged about boycotting Thursday’s vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, referring to the process as a “sham.”
Harris and Democrat committee members opted to boycott the vote, resulting in The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Barrett out of committee 12-0
Harris said, regurgitating debunked party talking points: “My Democratic Senate colleagues and I boycotted the Supreme Court nominee committee vote today."
“Let’s be clear: this nomination process is a sham and shows how Republicans will stop at nothing to strip health care from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions,” she added:
My Democratic Senate colleagues and I boycotted the Supreme Court nominee committee vote today. Let's be clear: this nomination process is a sham and shows how Republicans will stop at nothing to strip health care from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 22, 2020
Harris also accused the Republican Party of attempting to “roll back Americans’ rights” altogether in a tweet.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg advocated for human rights and equality, stood up for the rights of women, and so much more. Now, everything she fought for is in jeopardy,” she proclaimed.
“Republicans are trying to roll back Americans’ rights by replacing her with someone who will undo her legacy,” Harris warned:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg advocated for human rights and equality, stood up for the rights of women, and so much more.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) October 22, 2020
Now, everything she fought for is in jeopardy.
Republicans are trying to roll back Americans’ rights by replacing her with someone who will undo her legacy.
Harris described the Supreme Court confirmation process as “illegitimate” during a Wednesday campaign trail stop in North Carolina:
We’re not talking about election season. We’re not talking about election year. We’re talking about an election that is taking place right now where over 20 million Americans have voted, and the election will be over in 13 days, and the majority of the American people are saying let the American people decide who will be their president and then that is the person who should decide who should fill a lifetime appointment to the highest court in our land.
A slim majority of Americans back Barrett’s confirmation, according to a Gallup survey and Morning Consult poll.
Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham praised Barrett for 'making history' during his opening statement on the third day of confirmation hearings.
The South Carolina Republican told Barret he's never been more proud of a nominee than he was of her.
"This hearing, to me, is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women," Graham said.
"You’re going to shatter that barrier," he stated.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), also praised the process as “one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” but faced fire from Democrats who demanded she be stripped of her position on the committee.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he had a “long and serious” discussion with Feinstein, but did not reveal details.
Feinstein also skipped the vote and released a statement, asserting Barrett holds views which are “far outside of the judicial mainstream and should disqualify Judge Barrett from being confirmed to the Supreme Court”:
President Trump said he would appoint judges who would overturn Roe. It’s clear that Judge Barrett passes that litmus test. She gives conservatives the necessary vote on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe and end a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health decisions. pic.twitter.com/9nAsdXAUAT— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 21, 2020
Barrett is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate on Monday, October 26 - none other than Hillary Clinton's birthday.