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Introduction: Amy Coney Barrett (born Amy Vivian Coney; January 28, 1972) is an American attorney, jurist, and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to the Seventh Circuit on May 8, 2017, and the Senate confirmed her on October 31, 2017.
The United States Capitol Police said 27 people were arrested outside of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing Thursday.
Twenty-six people were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding” a street or public building, and one was charged with “resisting arrest.”
Video posted by a reporter showed protesters sitting down in the middle of the road as law enforcement made arrests.
Several Democratic senators spoke to the protesters during a break in Thursday’s proceedings. The protesters, mostly members of progressive groups like MoveOn and Demand Justice, held signs saying “Save Roe” and “No confirmation without inauguration.”
“We’ve got to turn fear into fight,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., told the group. “It’s time to mobilize.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., also went outside to speak with the protesters.
– Nicholas Wu
Committee shoots down Democratic attempt to halt Barrett nomination
The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line 10-12 vote, shot down a Democratic attempt to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination from moving forward Thursday.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called the process a “sham” and demanded it be “indefinitely” postponed during the fourth and final day of confirmation hearings.
“In your hearts, you know that what’s happening here is not right. It’s not normal,” Blumenthal said in a plea to Republicans on the panel. “The real people eventually will judge us. History will haunt this raw exercise of political power.”
Democrats have complained that Barrett’s nomination is being rushed through in order to confirm her to the high court before Election Day – when both the Senate majority and White House are up for grabs.
“We do grave damage to the Supreme Court by politicizing it in this way,” Blumenthal said.
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