Shaheen Slams Rushed Partisan Supreme Court Nomination Process
On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) rebuked Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for shelving urgently needed COVID-19 relief legislation to instead prioritize a rushed partisan Supreme Court nomination process. Senator Shaheen argued that just eight days away from election day and in the midst of historic early voter turnout that has yielded tens of millions of ballots already cast, it is egregious for Senate Republicans to move forward with a needlessly rushed process and that the candidate chosen by the American people on November 3rd should fill the Court vacancy. Shaheen also underscored the impact of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court, which would affect generations of Americans with regard to health care, women’s reproductive health, LGBTQ civil rights, voting rights and much more.