Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voteD against President Trump’s pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously endorsed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Thursday. The panel’s 10 Democrats boycotted the vote. A confirmation vote by the Senate is expected Monday.
Following Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy says that the judge’s appointment “diminishes [the Supreme Court’s] moral authority.”
The influence of Trump’s three Supreme Court appointments will be felt for decades, creating the most conservative judiciary in memory, and one that is almost certain to be out of step with the majority of Americans.
As Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee made a last-ditch effort to derail Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination process, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Republican lawmakers’ efforts are illegitimate and leave a ‘mark’ on the U.S. Senate.
A broad coalition of activists urged the Vermont senators to take action on the Barrett hearing — and larger issues around immigrant justice.
In the third day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Patrick Leahy argued that Barrett has already made it clear she thinks the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — is unconstitutional.
Sen. Patrick Leahy focused Tuesday on whether Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would step aside if the court had to decide the winner of the 2020 election.