None of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee showed up to vote on the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination this morning. Instead, photos of people who have benefitted from the Afforable Care Act were set up behind their seats.
Republicans voted unanimously to move the confirmation vote to the Senate in the Democrats absense.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the process a “sham.”
“This has been a sham process from the beginning. … Throughout the hearings last week, committee Democrats demonstrated the damage a Justice Barrett would do – to health care, reproductive freedoms, the ability to vote, and other core rights that Americans cherish. We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just twelve days before the culmination of an election that is already underway,” said Schumer via reports from Politico.
The final Senate approval process is expected to start Friday and last through the weekend with a final vote on Monday.