During a fiery opening statement, Democrat Senator Cory Booker (NJ) framed the hearing as “not normal” and called it “a charade.”
“This is a charade when they say this a normal Judiciary Committee hearing for a Supreme Court nomination,” Booker argued.
Booker continued “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 an election, having a rushed Supreme Court nomination hearing is not normal and we cannot normalize it.”
“People are voting right now. The American people should decide,” said Booker. “I will not be voting to confirm Judge Barrett’s nomination,” he added.