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Democrats seethe as Feinstein-Graham hug, Romney all but assures Barrett’s in

Democrats are calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s ouster from her No. 2 perch on the Senate Judiciary Committee after she shared warm words and even a hug with Republicans as Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings came to an end.

Feinstein, 87, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, 65, on Thursday shared a mask-free embrace after four days of largely civil proceedings.

The California Democrat complemented Barrett on her family during the proceedings as the judge’s husband and six of seven school-aged children sat arrayed behind her. At one point, she told Barrett that an answer was “really impressive.”

The hearings did no damage to Barrett’s prospects of replacing liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a committee vote was set for next Thursday, Oct. 22. A full Senate vote is expected before the Nov. 3 election.

The left is getting bent out of shape over Diane Feinstein hugging Lindsey Graham.  :mental:

But a strident Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said, “What the Republicans have done to the reputation and integrity of the court through these last three nominations leaves a tarnish on the court that I don’t think the court can bear.”

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, in office for 45 years, said, “Trump is always one to say the quiet part out loud — often very loudly … He’s made it impossible for Americans not to question Judge Barrett’s impartiality if she has to vote on such a case.”

Democrats still feel cheated out of their own opportunity to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to hold a vote on then-President Barack Obama’s nominee Judge Merrick Garland, saying voters should decide. That was 10 months before Obama’s second term was set to end.
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