Vice President Mike Pence is encouraging Democrat Senators to meet with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this week on Capitol Hill, despite their vocal opposition to her appointment.
"We truly do believe that Judge Barrett represents the best of America personally, in terms of her great intellect and her great background. And we have every confidence that as the American people learn more about Judge Amy Coney Barrett, they will be as inspired as President Trump was when he made her nomination," Pence said after meeting with Barrett and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday morning. "We believe the Senate has an opportunity, Leader, for a fair and respectful consideration hearing. We urge our Democrat colleagues in the Senate to take the opportunity to meet with Judge Barrett and, as the hearing goes forward, to provide the kind of respectful hearing that the American people expect."
Honored to accompany Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Senate today to meet with @senatemajldr. Judge Barrett is a Principled Conservative who reveres the Constitution and will serve with distinction and integrity on the Supreme Court. #ConfirmACB pic.twitter.com/qFwEP6dRky— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) September 29, 2020
While Democrats like West Virginia's Joe Manchin will meet with Barrett, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not.
I am not going to meet with Judge Barrett. Why would I meet with a nominee of such an illegitimate process and one who is determined to get rid of the Affordable Care Act?https://t.co/7v4ES3HNM1— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 29, 2020
Schumer has no evidence Barrett is "determined to get rid of the Affordable Care Act."