Sen. Whitehouse continues push for delays to Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will take in the nomination hearings that begin Monday morning.
PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett are scheduled to begin Monday morning in Washington D.C.
Barrett is President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last month.
There are growing calls from Democrats to delay the nomination process until after November’s election, and Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is one of them.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday, Sen. Whitehouse voiced his opposition to President Trump’s nominee, and called on Judge Amy Coney Barrett to rescue herself from any election-related dispute if she’s confirmed.
“One of the things we need to do is use every procedural tool at our disposal to counter the procedural outrage they are committing, and the second thing is to point that out to the American people,” Sen. Whitehouse told ABC6.
Judge Barrett marks President Trump’s third appointment to the Supreme Court.
If confirmed, Barret would be the fifth woman to ever sit on the nation’s highest court.