Democrats Pressed for Virtual Hearings, Suddenly Change Minds When GOP Suggests SCOTUS Confirmation Be Done Online

by Emily Zabotti
Daily Wire

Democrat leadership suddenly changed its mind on holding virtual Congressional sessions Monday after Republican leaders suggested that judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearings could be held online.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told media Monday that he and other Democrats plan to use “every tool in the toolbox” to delay Barrett’s confirmation, and will not agree to hold “virtual” sessions of the Senate Judiciary Committee, even though Democratic leaders in the House pressed for remove voting and “virtual” Congressional meetups back in March, amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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