“If you’re not seeing what Democrats are trying to do, you’re not looking very hard,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of Democrats' full-fledged effort to halt the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Chairman Graham formalized the hearing schedule for Judge Barrett’s confirmation on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed floor proceedings until Oct. 19, but the hearing can still proceed as planned. Senate Democrats are insisting that every member of the committee and their staff members be tested before the confirmation begins next Monday.
He saw right through Sens. Schumer (D-NY) and Feinstein’s (D-CA) use of coronavirus as an avenue to delay the confirmation of a well-qualified jurist.
Chairman Graham also warned Democrats not to attempt to destroy Judge Barrett's character, just as they did two years ago during then-Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process. He predicted that personal attacks will "blow up in their faces," just as Democrats' despicable behavior during Kavanaugh's confirmation did in the 2018 midterm elections.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has held hybrid hearings since May, and is equipped to proceed safely, as Leader McConnell reminded Democrats.
MCCONNELL: Chairman Graham has all the options and procedures he needs to supervise a fair and thorough confirmation hearing next week. And that’s just what is going to happen.°°I look forward to seeing Judge Barrett’s brilliance and qualifications on full display.— Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) October 6, 2020
MCCONNELL: Senate Democrats have admitted out loud what all these stalling tactics are about.°°It’s not about health and safety. They are grasping at straws to block this exceedingly well-qualified nominee from receiving a fair and prompt process.— Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) October 6, 2020