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‘They’ve rigged the courts’: Democrats rip ‘illegitimate nominee’ Amy Coney Barrett — and McConnell’s ‘sham of a process’

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at October 26, 2020 Tags: , , , , , ,


The United States Senate on Monday confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.

Fifty-two Republicans voted to confirm, while Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) joined all Democrats in voting no, resulting in a 52-48 outcome.

Judge Barrett will participate in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House on Monday evening and will be officially sworn in as Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday morning.

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Democrats had harsh words about the process.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY) ripped the “illegitimate nominee rushed through an illegitimate process.”

“They’ve rigged the courts to overturn or gut laws they don’t like & undermined voters so they can hang on to power,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said, “the duplicitous and hypocritical manner of this rushed confirmation process demonstrates a flagrant disregard for American democracy.”

“The Republicans are popping champagne tonight to celebrate how they for shoved aside the wishes of the American people to steal a Supreme Court seat & impose their radical agenda on the country – an agenda most Americans don’t support,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) blasted the “sham of a process.”

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