Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is not going to in individual attend the SCOTUS affirmation listening to as COVID runs by means of the Senate GOP.
NBC News’s Sahil Kapur reported:
NEWS: @KamalaHarris will particulate within the Barrett hearings remotely from her Senate workplace, spokesman says, citing “Judiciary Committee Republicans’ refusal to take commonsense steps to protect members, aides, Capitol complex workers, and members of the media” from Covid.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 11, 2020
As Lindsey Graham refuses to take a coronavirus check, and Republican members of his committee have examined optimistic for the virus, Sen. Harris is placing the well being and security of others first by not attending the listening to in individual.
Harris’s determination highlights how reckless and irresponsible it’s for Graham and McConnell to be holding the affirmation listening to for Amy Coney Barrett at the moment. The overwhelming majority of the American folks don’t need Trump’s nominee confirmed earlier than the election. Public opinion has continued to shift away from Trump and Senate Republicans on the difficulty. Still, they’ve determined to disregard the vast majority of voters’ will and abuse their energy earlier than what might be a historic election defeat in lower than a month.
Harris is doing what is correct, whereas Republicans try to jam a nominee on to the Supreme Court earlier than they probably lose every little thing.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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