Senators Get Second Bite At The Apple During Day 2 Of Barrett Questioning

October 14, 2020

On Wednesday, senators get a second chance to press Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during another questioning round. Yesterday, Democrats spent their time highlighting the deeply-held rights that would be at risk with a Justice Barrett: health care coverage under the ACA, LGBTQ protections, access to legal abortions.

Republicans, seeing their 45-year effort to secure a conservative majority coming to fruition before their eyes, seem to know that Barrett is a lock. So their priority is to limit the political price Democrats are trying to exact for the rush confirmation job. So far, they’ve tried to do that by pretending that the Supreme Court, and Barrett, are “non-political entities” and that we have no way of knowing how she’ll rule from the bench.

Follow along with the hearing below.

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