US Vice Presidential Candidate Calls Procedure Chief Justice Reckless
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris calls the nomination process for a new chief justice during the corona pandemic reckless.
Harris says on the first day of the hearings about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Republican President Donald Trump has put forward the conservative Barrett as the successor to the late Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was actually progressive. The Senate of Parliament, including Senator Harris, is now considering that appointment.
More than fifty people are together, but not everyone. Harris, for example, speaks via video connection. She emphasizes that three senators have tested positive. The hearing should have been postponed, the Democratic senator said.
The Republican majority in the Senate wants to complete the presidential election procedure on November 3. Democrats think it is scandalous that their political opponents want to appoint a chief justice for life just before the elections.
The corona pandemic can still throw a spanner in the works. Senators must be present to vote, which cannot be done while in quarantine. The Republicans cannot afford to drop out. At least two of their senators would not want a vote so shortly before the election.