Leave it to Democrats to try to use the sickness of others to their own advantage.
Senator Dianne Feinstein a Democrat from California formally asked for a delay in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Feinstein wants to push the confirmation hearing all the way back to the next presidential inauguration.
The Senator stated her reason on Twitter saying “two Republican members of the Judiciary Committee have tested positive for coronavirus. To proceed with a Supreme Court nomination hearing threatens the health and safety of those who work in this body.”
So now she is concerned about Republicans.
What a joke!
Two Republican members of the Judiciary Committee have tested positive for coronavirus. To proceed with a Supreme Court nomination hearing threatens the health and safety of those who work in this body. Read @JudiciaryDems letter calling on @LindseyGrahamSC to delay hearings: pic.twitter.com/87YxWu8FUq
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 3, 2020
Sen. Feinstein Leads Democrats Formal Request To Delay SCOTUS Confirmation https://t.co/09lSc7ING6
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) October 2, 2020
Feinstein & all Dems on Senate Judiciary have sent a letter to Graham, calling for a delay in Barrett's confirmation hearings after potus and two GOP member of the committee tested positive for covid-19.
Proceeding would mean to "further endanger health and safety," letter says
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) October 3, 2020
Our friends over at Fox News stayed busy and shared this:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., led a group of Democrats to formally call for a delay in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett until after the presidential inauguration, saying the process is too rushed to properly vet President Trump’s pick.
Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, wrote Wednesday to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the chairman of the committee, to challenge the Oct. 12 date he set for Barrett’s confirmation hearing.
“The timeline for consideration of Judge Barrett’s nomination is incompatible with the Senate’s constitutional role,” Feinstein wrote. “We again urge you to delay consideration of this nomination until after the presidential inauguration. The Senate and the American public deserve a deliberative, thorough process, and this falls far short.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 2, 2020
It’s unfortunate that Democrats are using COVID-19 as a political weapon.
They are living off the hope that Biden will become President or they will be able to flip the Senate.
That’s why they are requesting the nomination hearing to be held at a later date.
USA Today covered the story too:
Senate Democrats argued Friday it was “premature” to move forward with confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as two members of the committee that will hold the proceedings tested positive for COVID-19.
Both Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., tested positive for COVID-19, days after meeting in-person with Barrett, sparking worries from Democrats about the safety of the hearings.
Despite the concerns, Senate Republican leaders say they want to move ahead with confirmation hearings for Barrett, which are slated to begin Oct. 12. Both Lee and Tillis are members of the 22-member Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold the hearings and ultimately decide whether his confirmation will move forward for a vote in the full Senate.
Sens Schumer, Feinstein say "premature" to commit to SCOTUS hearing schedule without knowing full extent of Covid exposure. They say"virtual confirmation hearing for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench is not an acceptable substitute. "
— Carl Hulse (@hillhulse) October 2, 2020