Schumer, Feinstein Say Senate Should Not Proceed Confirmation Amid Virus Diagnosis

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the Senate should not proceed with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, citing President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. They said it is "premature" for Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) "to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the full extent of potential exposure stemming from the presidents infection and before the White House puts in place a contact tracing plan to prevent further spread of the disease." "In addition, there is bipartisan agreement that a virtual confirmation hearing for a lifetime appointment to the federal bencRead More From Source

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