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Senate Judiciary Republicans Advance Barrett Nomination Despite Democrats’ Boycott, Committee Rules

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett at its executive business meeting despite a decision by Democrats to boycott the markup in protest of how close Republicans are moving the nomination to Election Day.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that the boycott “is not a decision the members of the committee have taken lightly, but the Republican majority has left us no choice. We are boycotting this illegitimate hearing.”

Barrett was reported favorably out of the Judiciary Committee by 12-0, with no Democrats present. Read more…

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