‘This is not normal’: Cory Booker critiques Supreme Court nomination process

'This is not normal': Cory Booker critiques Supreme Court nomination process

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated by President Trump to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, kicked off on Monday. 

At the hearing, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey offered his piercing take on the nomination process in a truly abnormal year. (His comments on this start at 9:06.) 

“We’re here because in the middle of a deadly pandemic, in the middle of an ongoing election, Senate Republicans have found a nominee in Judge Barrett who they know will do what they couldn’t do: Subvert the will of the American people, and overturn the ACA [Affordable Care Act], and overturn Roe v. Wade,” Booker said.   Read more…

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