Democrat vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris criticised Republican leaders on Friday for channelling their sources to nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as a substitute of serving to folks of their states going through the coronavirus pandemic and never addressing the financial downturn within the nation.
“Americans are suffering from a deadly pandemic and a historic economic crisis. Instead of providing relief to families, Senate Republicans are trying to rush through a Supreme Court nominee in an illegitimate process. Don’t forget this,” Harris tweeted.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is at present conducting the affirmation hearings of Barrett whose nomination will guarantee conservative majority within the US Supreme Court for many years to come back. Barrett is a Republican favorite and Donald Trump choosing her couldn’t have come at a extra handy time because the US president faces a re-election at a time when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is main within the nationwide polls.
The nomination of Barrett may also assist round a dozen Republicans who face robust re-elections in their very own states as she is understood for her stance in opposition to abortion and Obamacare.
Barrett additionally confronted robust questions from Harris on October 14 when the Democratic vice-presidential nominee requested her if she believed that local weather change was actual, whether or not smoking brought on most cancers and if she thought coronavirus is infectious. Barrett answered sure to the questions concerning coronavirus illness and most cancers.
Kamala Harris, in accordance with Associated Press, requested Barrett, “Do you believe that climate change is happening and that it’s threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink?” Barrett answered, “…very contentious matter of public debate. I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially when that is politically controversial.”
Democrats concern that Barrett’s nomination will problem the progress made to this point concerning abortion within the United States and can assist repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Judiciary Committee will maintain the voting on October 22 to appoint Barrett to the US Supreme Court.