Democrats inform Barrett an ‘orange cloud’ hangs over her nomination
Sen. Richard Durbin instructed Supreme Court docket nominee Amy Coney Barrett Wednesday that there’s an “orange cloud” hanging over her nomination, arguing the president tapped the nominee weeks earlier than the Nov. 3 election to assist in an upcoming healthcare case.
“There’s a political agenda right here,” the Illinois Democrat mentioned throughout the third day of affirmation hearings.
He famous Choose Barrett is the primary Supreme Court docket nominee to be thought-about by the Senate after the month of July in an election 12 months.
The excessive courtroom will hear a case weighing the person mandate, a part of the Inexpensive Care Act, on Nov. 10.
“They want that ninth justice and that’s the reason it must be hurried,” Mr. Durbin mentioned of her nomination. “That’s the orange cloud over your nomination.”
Critics of Mr. Trump have criticized the president over his tan, mocking him as orange in hue infrequently.
Choose Barrett has repeatedly instructed members of the Judiciary Committee that she didn’t inform anybody how she would rule in any upcoming case, together with govt department officers.