Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin admitted to the fact that while Senate Democrats might be able to “slow” the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, they won’t be able to “stop the outcome.”
Senate Democrat Goes Against the Crowd
“We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most,” Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” “But we can’t stop the outcome.”
Republicans are hoping to get through a quick confirmation process for Judge Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Hearings to Begin on October 12
The current plan according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham will be having the hearings begin on October 12. He also said they hope the nomination would be out of committee by October 26 which has greatly disturbed liberals.
Even though the Senate Minority Whip has denounced her nomination, he did agree to meet with Barrett. Durbin also declined to agree to boycott her confirmation hearings.
Other Dems Not Having It
Other Democrats on the other hand, such as Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono are refusing to meet the judge.
“I’ve met with every Supreme Court nominee since I’ve been in the Senate. I will extend that courtesy, if she requests it, for at least a socially distanced, safe meeting, perhaps over the phone,” Durbin said. “I want to be respectful. We disagree on some things. And in terms of participating in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I’ll be there to do my job.”
When Stephanopoulos kept digging about legitimization concerns, Durbin responded, “We’re talking about someone who will be on the highest court in the land for the remainder of her life, and I take that seriously.”
With the 2020 election almost here, both sides of the political aisle are stunting for superiority and the Supreme Court is at the center of current attention.