Senate Democrats Plan To Boycott Amy Barrett’s Committee Vote

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Senate Democrats plan to place photos of people who may be hurt by Barrett's confirmation in their empty seats.

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats plan to boycott the upcoming committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination in protest of Republicans’ rushed effort to confirm her to the Supreme Court before the election.

  • HuffPost reports that the plan has not yet been finalized, “but Democrats are preparing to fill their empty seats with poster-sized photos of people who would be hurt by Barrett potentially casting a deciding vote against the Affordable Care Act.”
  • In place of attending the committee vote, Democrats will hold two press conferences, one of the Capitol steps and one at the Supreme Court.
  • The boycott will not stop Republicans from advancing Barrett’s nomination but likely will force them to change committee rules.

Asked Wednesday what would happen if Democrats don’t show up to Barrett’s hearing, [Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey] Graham said, "We’ll vote the nominee out."

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