During her opening statement, Kamala Harris placed a book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg “I dissent” behind her during her opening statement.
Appearing virtually, Harris argued “reckless” Barrett hearing “should have been postponed.”
“This hearing has brought together more than 50 people to sit inside of a closed-door room for hours while our nation is facing a deadly airborne virus.”
Harris also argued “Senate Republicans have made it crystal clear that rushing a Supreme Court nomination is more important than helping and supporting the American people who are suffering from a deadly pandemic and a devastating economic crisis”
“Every American must understand that with this nomination, equal justice under law is at stake. Our voting rights are at stake. Workers’ rights are at stake,” Harris said.
"Every American must understand that with this nomination, equal justice under law is at stake. Our voting rights are at stake. Workers' rights are at stake," Sen. Kamala Harris says at judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. https://t.co/V2apdaqPkM pic.twitter.com/OSoSSPKQwI
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