Cory Booker argues “having a rushed Supreme Court nomination hearing IS NOT NORMAL and we cannot normalize it’

Earlier today, during his opening statement at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing, Senator Cory Booker said “Instead of doing anything to help people who are struggling right now, we are here.”

“We should be, as the Senate, working in a bipartisan way to try to get this virus under control, to get relief to people who are hurting,” he added.

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Booker also said “nothing about this today is normal. This is not normal. What is going on in America today, in the midst of a deadly pandemic and an ongoing election, having a rushed Supreme Court nomination hearing IS NOT NORMAL and we cannot normalize it.”

Booker voiced concern about the effect Barrett being confirmed could have on Roe vs. Wade.

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